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PaintedWishes

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Lets See Those Christmas Trees!

18 December 2014 - 01:57 AM

Finally got my tree up and decorated, been super busy so its taken a bit to get it done. I usually go with a noble but got a douglas fir this year. Haven't had one of them in a long time. Growing up my grandpa had a Christmas tree farm next door and I grew up helping him with it. Have always loved the smell of a fresh tree in the house.

Here is mine! 

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Joe Graham Horse Camp Sept 3 - 6, 2014. Pics!

18 September 2014 - 09:44 PM

My friend and I camped with our horses a couple weeks ago at Joe Graham. The campground is very nice with large campsites, nice sizable corrals for each horse, bathrooms and water. This was the first time I had been to this campground. We rode a total of 37.5 miles over the 4 days we were there. The trails were all really nice as well. We rode a section of the PCT and explored several other trails as well. We rode all the way around Timothy Lake on one day and got to check out Little Crater Lake. Little Crater lake was so cool! It was crystal clear, teal blue and you could see all the way to the bottom. We met quite a few hikers and bikers on the trails that were really nice, some had never seen a horse before. One guy thought my horses splint boots were argyle socks. We had a lot of fun and the horses were awsome! We plan on going back there again next summer to camp. Now onto the pics! Enjoy!

The horses in their corrals at camp getting settled in on our first day. 

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My horse and I under the PCT sign.

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Meadow and marsh area behind the camp, this is from the other side looking accross towards the camp.

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Random trail pics..

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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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