A detailed trail guide to the 7. 1 hike to Ramona Falls. Great waterfalls, wonderful views of Mt Hood, and a fairy tale type creek setting will lure you to this hike.
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Based on the mileage at the top you can see that we have past the 2,000 mile mark of the PCT today. Yesterday we took a zero day (no miles hiked) in the adorable town of Sisters, Oregon. 30 miles or so outside of Bend, Or. It's used as a gateway to the mountains and lakes into this area, Which keeps this small town alive. All the signs in town are low and simple. Based on the flyers and posters around town there are lots of festivals and music happenings. There are some cheesy tourist shops, but also quite a few art galleries. People always ask us where are favorite towns are after traveling around the US since 2011. I have to say that this town is in our top ten. Our day off here was perfect timing since yesterday was mine and Shadow's 11th Anniversary. The day started with a gorgeous sunrise and high overcast clouds. Today we were hoping for some relief from the heat. Just after crossing Russell Creek we stopped for lunch. You could follow the glacial feed creek from where we crossed and all the way up Mt. Jefferson. You can tell a creek is glacial fed by its milky white murky color. We climbed to Jefferson Park, a alpine meadow with lakes and lots of berries. A few miles before camp we ran into Billy Goat, a hiking legend. He has hiked over 12,000 miles on the PCT. Last year he didn't make it out to the trail because he was recovering from open heart surgery. Some people we talk to say that's they are too old to hike, then you meet someone like Billy Goat and wonder who is doing things right. There are lots of things we do out here that we would never do in "real life". A good example of this is us getting to one of the roads and finding uneaten food on a picnic table. Shadow and I looked a round and saw no one. Then we sat down at the picnic table with the food, looked around again, then started eating. Back Track and his Dad came up a few minutes later. They joined in eating the food, then Back Track's face lit up and he said, "Hey, did you guys see that guy running up the trail today. " After a couple of uneventful days on the trail, we made up for it today. We started 3 miles from the Timberline Lodge, home to the all you can eat breakfast buffet. We clicked our heels the whole way up Mt. Hood. Just as we were sitting down to eat the Peloton showed up. It was nice to see them and 10 other PCT hikers. Shadow had 3 plates of food then went back for a bowl of cereal. I had one savory plate and one sweet plate. About a mile from camp we stopped to chat with 2 other section hikers. One of them told Shadow that he had a nice "Old School" beard. I told him not to even think about keeping it. Shortly after we came across a great campsite with a picnic table. Our closest water was another half mile away. We did find a cooler with some ice water still in it from trail magic. We decided to do something else we would never do in "real life". We melted and purified the ice, then drank it. The whole PCT is open to hikers and pack animals. There are a few places that the PCT has alternates for hikers only. Today was one of those alternates. This one is called the Eagle Creek Trail that leads you to Cascade Locks. A town home to the Columbia River which is also the Washington state border. It's 15 miles long and a must hike for anyone in the area. Then we saw Tunnel Falls. The trail is full of giant trees, ferns, and green moss. We had a great time with lots of swimming holes and deep gorges for lazy river rides. The hike ends at Bridge of the Gods, our gateway to Washington and perfect spot to take a day off. 20 miles East of here is Hood River a town that is on our "Top 10" places to live. The last mile was on a bike path that was bordered with wild blackberries. We meet a hiker, Samson, and his son that was joining him for a section, Bookbag. The 4 of us walked into town where signs for fresh salmon and cherries were for sale. After a buying cherries we headed to the local brewery for dinner and a free beer. Past patrons have played the "Pay it Forward" game and on the counter where there are tokens for PCT hikers to use for a free beer. After dinner our next stop was the old style ice cream shop where Cheryl Strayed finished her hike with an ice cream cone. Next stop is Washington, our last state.
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Oregon Salmon Patties (butter, cracker crumbs, eggs, mustard powder, onions, shortening)
Coffee Oregon Hazelnut Scones (baking powder, brown sugar, butter, flour, hazelnuts, instant coffee, milk, salt)
Ramona Falls | Oregon.com - Travel Oregon : Lodging ...
High on the side of Mt. Hood. About the Hike: Like white lace, 120-foot Ramona Falls drapes across a stair-stepped cliff of columnar basalt. The very popular trail to ...
Ramona Falls (Oregon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramona Falls is a waterfall on the upper Sandy River on the west side of Mount Hood, Oregon, United States. It is located in forest along the Pacific Crest Trail at ...
Ramona Falls, North Oregon Cascades, TrailsNW.com
This is a nice easy trail that takes you a short distance up the Sandy River Valley at is headwaters. It has a nice gradual elevation gain and is quite managable for ...
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