Yocum Ridge, Revisited
Lightning strikes were forecasted on Mt. Adams again, so we headed to Mt. Hood this weekend in search of a hike with exposure and views but also with tree coverage in case a storm hit. We decided to hike up to Yocum Ridge again and got a reminder of just how much up, up, up that hike involves. Although it was cloudy, the views were spectacular. And the little rain we did get came after we were hunkered down in the tent, playing cards and settling in for the night. The sunrise the following morning was gorgeous. Even though we backpack almost every weekend in the summer, I don't think I'll ever get over how amazing this part of the world is.