Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today's Hike

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):


  1. It looks so beautiful where you hiked! Nice to see Davan having so much fun in her cute hat, and I am so happy she is feeling better:)

  2. Davan loves that hat and has her friend, Ami's ( daughter, to thank for it. Thanks, Lyssa!

  3. I think these little accounts of your days together are lovely -- Davan looks like such a happy girl with that great big grin, and I enjoyed reading your "day in the life" posts, too! I love reading about the daily rhythms of other people's families :)

    Davan's hat ROCKS :)

  4. Thanks, Sheri, I like seeing those sorts of posts on people's blogs, too, thus why I'm posting them. I hope others will enjoy them, as well. :)