I edited these photos awhile back but have been waiting to upload them, since I’m in the middle of rebranding my site (big news coming soon!), but a recent email from my dad that said, “AHSAMON, what happened to your website?!” encouraged me to share this little update. 😉 These photos were taken on my only day off in February (thank you, President’s Day!). With one day off per month, I found myself so appreciative of time off from work and determined to make the most of it! We love to go hiking, so I Googled some easy, notable hikes around the Portland area and found Angel’s Rest Trail. It was an easy, 45min drive from our apartment and boasts 270 degree views at the summit! It was AMAZING and I cannot wait to go back!
4.6 total miles was a perfect warmup hike for the season since we hadn’t been hiking in quite awhile. The air was crisp, the light was bright, and the earth was squishy!
Do you see the puppy dog face in this mossy tree branch? 🙂There were two sweet waterfalls along the trail which allowed me to experiment with shutter speed.John balancing amongst what resembled an old, elven tree entrance.Mount St. Helens…maybe??Approaching the golden hour, almost to the summit. We stopped to eat our packed lunch around here…on a couple of rocks on the edge of a cliff! Huzzah!It was breathtaking!
Enjoying the sunset. We didn’t have flashlights on us, so we needed to get down the mountain before the sun set. So, we didn’t make it to the actual tip-top summit. Next time! Also, I love this picture because John is wearing a vintage Cowboys jacket and his pants look like bell-bottoms — very 70’s!
The weather is warming up here in Oregon, so I can’t wait till our next adventure! Weatherman’s calling for some 80 degree days next week…uh oh! Beach camping is on my “14 for 2014” list, so hopefully we can make that happen soon.
Stay tuned for big, exciting news happenin’ around these parts this summer…