cabin on the mountain
With the dogs getting old, Nancy and I have to keep our vacations with them close to home and very comfy for them. So for a week at Christmas and another week for our anniversary in January, we found a rental cabin up on Mount Hood, where we could do short easy walks with the pups, and then when they were ready for a long winter’s nap we could get out for some hiking on the mountain.
Travelling in comfort — fortunately all the gear and supplies can fit in the cartop carrier.
Lots of choices for lounging . . .
. . . but it usually ends up like this eventually :-)
Wood stoves are great for drying out wet hiking boots in the evening.
Dave in his natural habitat – lost in a book.
A misty day on the mountain.
Crossing a cold mountain stream (the easy way) <— foreshadowing!
A dusting of snow, a hint of coming attractions.
Up at the snow line.
OK where are we? Good thing I brought a map!
Is this right side up?
Near the Salmon River, below Huckleberry Mountain, if you must know :-)
Uh-oh! A small river to cross but no bridge.
How convenient! A nice set of Crossing-The-River Sticks! (get it???? :-)
Nancy goes first.
This story has a happy ending – dry boots on this hike!
p.s. – I made new jigsaw puzzles from a few of these pictures.