Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 8.5 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 662.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 1270 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 86985 feet

A very warm day but for some reason it felt good to be out in the hot weather.  There were plenty of views of the snow capped peaks;  Mt Rainier, Mt St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood!  Unfortunately, it was too hazy to get a picture of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, and I had to manipulate the pictures in photoshop to get use-able images for the other mountains.

Today was a much better day, physically, than yesterday.  It might have been that I tried out a new pair of shoes that we had picked up at REI last night.  I bought a pair of Vasque Breeze low topped hiking shoes, and absolutely love them!  They’re very light and very comfortable right outside the box.  They were also quite a bit cooler than the Lowa Renegade’s.

A great hiking day with great views. 🙂