This past weekend I attempted a ski summit of Mt. Hood, backpacked with my dad to Upper Twin Lake and hiked at Smith Rock.
Mt. Hood, Oregon
My attempt to climb Mt. Hood was amazing. After a full day of work I found the energy to pack up my gear, drive to Timberline and begin a climb to the top of Palmer where I would sleep under a star filled sky. The next morning I got a rather late start and knew a summit bid was likely out. Shortly after reaching the Hogsback I witnessed a group of people nearly get taken out by falling snow, ice and rock. The mountain literally started falling apart as a result of rising temperatures.
Upper Twin Lake, Mt Hood National Forest
Saturday afternoon my dad and I hiked into Upper Twin Lakes for the evening. Our time was filled with conversations about all kinds of interesting things including the outdoors, Submarines, life, investing, balance and so much more.
Sunday morning we hiked out, said our goodbyes and headed in opposite directions.
Smith Rock State Park
On my way home I swam in the Deschutes River, grabbed an ice cream cone:) and stopped at Smith Rock for a hike to the Eagle Roost; a place where I truly experience a sense of peace and personal fulfillment.
As I sat under a tree gazing high above a rock wall at an Eagle’s nest I got a sense of more change in my very near future. The kind of change that supports positive growth, opportunity and most importantly happiness.
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