One of my lifelong goals has to been to travel to the timberline, where trees will not grow. Last Saturday, I beat the trees.
|Mt. Hood, up close and personal.|
|Even more personal....And approximately 7, 000 feet above sea level.|
|The Timberline Lodge. Like 7 Springs + 10.|
What's it like up there? The air is very v e r y thin. Everything is really quiet because sound doesn't travel very well, and doing anything made me out of breath.
|I don't look very happy. Its more like I probably couldn't breathe.|
The walk from the lodge to the timberline is straight up. Do you want to recreate my experience? Turn up your air conditioner and get on a stair stepper for about an hour and a half. Breathe into a plastic bag. 90's style clothing optional.
|The photo does it no justice. In the background you can see the high desert beyond the cascades. The snow in the foreground is down in an enormous trench.|