Friday, August 31, 2012

August 31st Winding Down

It's been a couple of days since I entered this blog but I'll try to get caught up here.

I took a couple of days getting to Eugene from Cascade Locks and traveled on the east side of the Cascades to get here. First I took the short side trip to see Timberline Lodge which sits at the base of Mt Hood. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to visit this place, don't pass it up. It was built during the Depression by workers in the WPA. Incredible hand work and attention to detail. I took an hour long tour and learned lots of interesting stuff.

That night I stayed in Sisters, Oregon in their little city park. Not a wilderness setting for sure but still, comfortable enough. Next day I took off for my last attempt to feed hikers and drove west over the windiest road I could find. I had spectacular views of Mt Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack and the Sisters. I drove through an immense lava field, about 20 miles of the stuff. Met a couple of thru hikers, one named Lunch Box and eventually made my way over to Eugene in early afternoon, hanging with Janice and her dogs in the studio. Monty and I had a nap.

More tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I saw the picture of you and Monty and my first thought was that you'd done it… you kidnapped that sweet dog! ah, but no… just napping together. I've been thinking about you a lot lately… yeah, I guess I'm missing you. How about a sushi night sometime in the future?