American Northwest Trip, 2017: Mount Hood Magic Mile

These photos are from my ride on Timberline Lodge’s “Magic Mile” ski lift toward the summit of Mount Hood, a trip for which I was woefully under-dressed with just a windbreaker to protect me from the frigid winds. At the top I had a spectacular view of Mount Jefferson peeking above the clouds, as well as great looks at Timberline Lodge in the mist below. It’s definitely worth the ride if you’re visiting the lodge, or you can choose to hike up to the top. Had I had more time, I would have at least hiked back down from the top, but I needed to get back to Portland to catch my plane to Montana, so I rode both ways.

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Photo of the Day: Monster Cloud

I always liked this photo taken at Disney World with my old pocket camera back in 2006. The cloud/sun combination, in addition to producing some nice colors and patterns, looked to me like some kind of monster emerging from the horizon.

Date: 9/25/2006
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX8
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