My trip to Mt Hood for my birthday got a little lost in the blog redesign, but I loved it so much I had to still share it. D and I are big into “birthday trips.” Rather than getting big gifts, we gift each other little getaways. I love to get out and see new places, and it’s fun to spend time together. For my birthday last year, we decided to head up to Mt Hood on a beautiful fall weekend. It was filled with foggy fall days, perfect for getting out and exploring. Since the snow hadn’t started falling, it was quiet and we rarely saw any other people. I loved the stillness of it all.
We stayed at The Resort at the Mountain. I’d stayed there once as a kid, but I’ll be honest, I was really surprised at how nice it was. The rooms were clean, big and even had a large wood burning fireplace. It’s a great choice if you are heading up to Mt Hood for your own mini adventure.
Drew and I had several stops over the weekend including Timberline for lunch, Trillium Lake and Lost Lake. All were spectacular and peaceful. The Mt Hood area is still a little sleepy and has hidden secrets to find, there are so many places to explore. Some will be filled with people, others will be your own winter wonderland.
If you get the chance, head up to Mt Hood soon. I think you will really love it.
“This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” (Bridget Asher)