Hike Distance: 5.5 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 42.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 231 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 3441 feet
A beautiful day to be out in the Vancouver Lake area, since the views of Mt. Hood are so stellar! Although it was a bit cool, with some wind, it was pleasant to hike in.
One highlight of the day was meeting a nice gentleman on the north lake trail. He was clearing the trail of fallen trees/branches with his chainsaw. We had a very nice discussion and I thanked him for clearing the trail. 🙂
Mt. Hood was so beautiful that I took many photos of it, with Vancouver Lake in the foreground. I wanted to stay until sunset, which was in about 30 minutes, but had to get home. I really enjoyed this hike and it paid off to take it slowly as my back did very well.