Monday, September 05, 2016

Labor Day Sunset on Mt Tabor

 Wonderful #sunsets this Labor Day Weekend, here my outing to Mt Tabor Park with the dog on Saturday evening pays off with this incredible show.  I was amazed that on this traditional "last weekend of the Summer", it seemed that everyone was out of town.  The park was quiet and serene, the feeling of which was enhanced by the lack of even a breath of wind.  A few folks sat quietly and enjoyed the beautiful evening, but the usual cadre of dog walkers, runners, cyclists, and in-town tourists were conspicuously absent.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Summer at Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood

 A stop at Timberline Lodge is requisite when hiking around on the Timberline Trail...we chose wisely for this one getting treated to an amazing sunset and just a stunning afternoon.  Some time on the hill cruising around, then a beer and some food in the lodge, and a beer on the deck watching as the mountain reaches for the last rays of the setting sun.  It just doesn't get any better!
 I love the way the Palmer Lift lights up at Sunset, glistening in the alpenglow.  Hard to believe just a few short months ago it was completely buried in snow, with only the tops of the towers peeking out of the snow!