Summer has arrived in Portland, OR! Mostly, this means being outside with friends. The Pacific Northwest lives up to its reputation in the Fall and Winter months with chilly, moody days. But then the sun comes...and the race to the outdoor world is on. Mountain roads clear up and everyone looks to take a break and enjoy the natural splendor of Oregon.
We loaded up the van and pointed toward Mt. Hood to escape an unseasonably warm day. We enjoyed a day filled with laughter, hiking, and wading. We were refreshed by the cool, rushing air and cold, crisp waters. At the end of the trail we met a thundering waterfall. Welcoming the cool mist, it rushed into our faces as we stood below. Brilliant - cold - re-creation after a long week.