Laura was out in Portland visiting us and her relatives this past weekend, and joined Janel, Pablo, and I on a hike out to Ramona Falls near Mount Hood. It was a beautiful day. It got a little bit warm, but all in all was not that bad. There were flies that apparently were bothering the other three, but apparently they were not very interested in me. :)
The hike was a steady climb throughout, and passed through a few different environments on the way to the falls. Near the parking lot the path was almost sandy. I think this was volcanic sand, but I am not really sure. Below is a picture of Hood as we crossed a river.
After about a four mile hike, we made it to Ramona Falls. The light did not make for nice photos (especially with our simple cameras) but was a beautiful spot. It was also very cool near the falls, which made for the perfect lunch spot.
Here is a picture of Janel and Laura on the bridge below the falls.
After the hike we drove up to Timberline Lodge. This place was actually pretty disappointing this time of the year. I would like to go up again when there is more snow.
You can see all of our pictures here.