Hubs and I recently had the opportunity to finally take our honeymoon (better five years late than never!), and we spent it travelling around Washington and Oregon. Since this is a blog about hiking in Ohio, I’ll keep the writing brief and let the photos do the sharing. I mainly wanted a place to post pictures of the trip to share with friends and family. I will say that the Pacific Northwest was astonishingly diverse in topography, geography and culture, and we had a wonderful, relaxing time filled with beautiful hikes, good conversation and delicious food (omg the pears!). I promise to come back next time with an Ohio hike!
FIRST STOP: MT. RAINIER, Washington
Hiking up the mountain from the Paradise Ranger District
Mt St Helens in the background
One of many waterfalls along the hike
Sunset on Rainier
Near the top, still thousands of feet left to go!
Hiking back down
About halfway up
Hiking up Rainier – I felt like I was in the Alps!
GROVE OF THE PATRIARCHS at Mt. Rainier National Park (Old growth pine grove)
Notice the people sitting at the bottom
Those are some big trees!
Water was so clear
INDIAN POINT: Hiking above the Columbia Gorge
Washington to the left, Oregon to the right
Good thing I’m not ascared a heights!
After four miles of walking ONLY uphill…
LITTLE CRATER LAKE at Mt Hood National Forest
Baby version of the infamous Crater Lake
Sisters, Oregon, and the drive to it…
Charred trees atop Black Butte
Black Butte Lizard
The desert side of Oregon
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK, nicest campground in Oregon!
Lunch by the river
CANNON BEACH, OR
Cheers! It was my birthday, after all…
One of the largest monoliths in the world
The fog lifted in time for a lovely sunset
I think you need to be turned into a painting!
CITY STUFF (Portland, Astoria, Seattle)
Cathedral Park in Portland, OR
The dock at Cathedral Park
Hubs peed his pants a little when we drove past this…
…and promptly turned around and went back!
A pier in Seattle
Unicorn. Nuff said.