Sunday, February 01, 2009
opted for some outdoor activity in the form of an ass-kicking (especially on the way up) snowshoe trek to Ghost Ridge up by Mt. Hood. This is a trail that is only open in winter for snowshoeing and cross country skiing and offers up incredible views of the Cascades from Hood south to Mts. Jefferson and the Three Sisters. It starts at 4100 feet, ends up at 4900 feet, which didn't sound like much going in, but by the time I made the summit I knew I had earned whatever indulgence I chose to reward myself with back at home (like the glass of Drappier Champagne I'm having right now!). About 90 minutes from portland, this totally rewards the effort expended!