Sunday, June 01, 2008

Head in the Clouds

Day 153/366: Mr. B Disappearing Into the Fog

We hiked up into the clouds today. You can do that if you live in Portland. And it's not even that hard to do--all it entails is a drive out to the Dog Mountain Trail on an iffy-weather day like today and a willingness to climb 2800 vertical feet up into the atmosphere. Start hiking up, up, up straight into the glorious wildflower meadows. Keep going uphill, as the weather goes downhill. The wind will whip up and soon your head will be in the clouds.

Things will start looking and sounding like this.

It's great!!!!!!! That is, as long as you are fully prepared with multiple waterproof and windproof layers and gloves as I (for once) was. I'll bet the temp up at the summit was about 45, with the wind blowing 25 to 30 mph--so pretty ding-dong cold if you weren't prepared. There were a few people up there in shorts. They didn't stick around long.

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