Davan and I were out the door and on our way part way up Mt Hood by 8:15 for this week's Thursday morning hike. We hiked at Salmon Creek today, which is an old favorite of ours. We took our very first backpacking trip as a family there when Davan was two.
It's very pretty and, today, we didn't see a single other person for our 5 or so miles until the very end, when a lady and her two dogs passed us. This is a very popular area, so we were surprised not to meet more people. Glad, though, too.
At one point on the trail, there is a side creek with some logs over it. We paused in our hike there to climb around on the logs for a bit:
All along the trail, there are little waterfalls and streams to cross:
It was a nippy 45 or so degrees this morning, so I'm all bundled up:
Bridges are always one of Davan's favorite parts of hikes:
Davan's back is feeling much better and she showed it by twirling and leaping down part of the trail (sorry about the fuzz factor - but you can see how fast she was moving):