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PaintedWishes

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Hike On Mt Hood, Mcneil Point.

02 August 2014 - 01:42 AM

On Saturday July 26, my friend and I hiked up to an area on the north side of Mt Hood called McNeil Point. The weather turned out perfect for our hike and wasn't to hot until we were almost back. We hiked up to around the 6,500 ft level on the mountain and had a great view of the valley and the mountain were we sat for lunch. No pic from the very top as my camera battery died before i got up there. Here are a few pics from what i did get. 

This is a view of Mt Hood from the Top Spur trail when you first come out onto an open ridge. 

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Looking across to the other ridge, the river below is the Little Muddy river, it splits onto two here. 

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High elevation lake.

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Looking down on the same lake. You can see an old burn area from a bad fire a few years ago.

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Looking north into Washington state. The two mountains are Mt Rainier and Mt Adams.

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Almost to the top

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Trail Ride, Twin Lakes, Mt Hood.

02 August 2014 - 01:16 AM

On Tuesday July 29th, my friend and i took our horses up to the Twin Lakes area on Mt Hood. Was a bit cooler and the lakes were a nice area for the horses to enjoy the water and cool off. It was a perfect day for a ride and cooler up on the mountain. We rode a total of about 9 & 1/2 miles and had a great time! Wanted to share a few pics.

Almost ready to go....

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The short green bushes along the sides of the trail are wild huckleberry bushes, not ripe yet.

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Taking a break in the shade...

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View of Mt Hood from the top.

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Hike Pics!

07 June 2014 - 12:41 AM

I wanted to share a few pics from a couple of the latest hikes i have done. Both trails are in the Columbia River gorge area on the Oregon side of the river. 

The first two are taken from the top of Angels Rest. This is looking north across the river into Washington. 

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Coming down from the top, this creek and waterfall ran right along the trail in some areas. 

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This is Multnomah Falls and the historic Benson Bridge. You can see the damage from a boulder that fell, it was just repaired and reponed a couple weeks ago.

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Easy Boot Glue On Shoes Question.

31 May 2014 - 01:23 AM

I was wondering if any one has used these and if so what did you think of them? I have had the hardest time finding a shoer since mine retired. I finally have a lady coming out to trim again at least. She has trimmed my horse once and will be out again on Tuesday. She only does the easy boot glue on shoes. If i want metal shoes i will have to try and find someone again who will do that. I have heard they can make horses stumble more due to the thickness. I am also not sure if they will work in our wetter climate or if they will hold up to all the mountainous ridding we do with water crossings as well. Thanks for any advice. 

Happy Easter!

20 April 2014 - 09:13 AM

Just wanted to pop in quick to wish everyone a very happy Easter! Heading out to start my day out getting to sing with my choir. Hope everyone has a great day!