Thursday, July 17, 2008

Backpacking in Oregon!

On our 2nd day we left camp and there was so much snow on the ground that we lost the trail! This is Shem's happy face after finding the trail! :)

At about 4,000ft there was still snow! The cause of us loosing the trail.

My cool Gortex boots keep me nice and dry while crossing streams. :)

Our last day; leaving camp and the hike out. Amy, me and Shem

My happy face after finding the trail!

Mt. Hood

Pretty flowers

Tunel Falls! You actually get to walk behind the falls!

Lunch break by the stream. We took the time to cool our feet.

Shem, Amy, and I went backpacking on the Eagle Creek and Ruckell Creek trails in Oregon just east of Portland last weekend. It was my first experience climbing almost 4,000ft with a 33 lbs pack on my back, but it was a lot of fun! We camped, ate good food, got lost, played in the waterfalls and hiked about 25 miles total over 3 days!

1 comment:

Joy said...

Looks like you had fun on your backpacking trip. The strawberry jam, in my opinion is not too sweet. I love it and if you want the recipe let me know.