Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Hike

There were many sweet Christmas moments yesterday, but one of the best was the quick hike Mark and I managed to squeeze in before the early December sunset.

We drove 45 minutes to the Fish Creek trailhead of the Clackamas River Trail. The trailhead is only 900 feet elevation, so it was snow-free. The trail provides river vistas of the rushing green upper Clackamas, and enough little ups and downs to make the way interesting.

A quick stop to check out the upper end of a rapid.

My hunk - playing on a mossy log.

We hiked in about a mile and turned around to get back to the car in the remaining daylight. We want to go back and explore more of this trail! The website I linked above says there is a good waterfall at 3.5 miles in, and it also suggests hiking the entire 8-mile trail, and then shuttling back to the car by bike, using Hwy 224 on the other side of the river. Sounds fun! I'd like to try that when the weather gets a little warmer.

I am so thankful for this beautiful earth that Christ created!

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Hey, if you don't mind company, (I understand if you want to do it alone with your hunk :), then maybe we can do this together sometime and do the shuttle thing!