This weekend we were planning to backpack up to a fire lookout in Mount Hood, Oregon. On the way there, we started noticing snow along the forest roads. I always get a little suspicious with road conditions once snow starts to appear, but Michael gets… a little ‘confident’ in his FJ when if comes to a lot road-wise. 😜
When we got to huge snow covering on the road, he pressed the gas and we plowed right through only to get us stuck in about 2-3 feet of snow. It took us an hour and a half to get out because all we had to use was a poop shovel, a skillet, and two hiking poles to plow all of the snow away from his truck. It was exhausting, but so hilarious after it was all done.
We obviously had to change our plans last minute, so we looked on google maps and found Timothy Lake was pretty close. There were also campsites you could backpack in!
It. Was. Beautiful.
We had absolutely no service with no one around us. After a stressful week of work and school, it was exactly what we needed to unwind.
Once we set up everything, we hiked about five-six miles around the lake. We got back to camp right in time to set up the hammock and catch the sunset. 🧡
We got to fall asleep with the tent rain-fly off all night because the weather was so beautiful (it was definitely chilly though and the allergies were kickin’ when we woke up).
You could see the stars through the pine trees that surrounded us. You could hear the soft waves from the lake. And you could hear the leaves rustling in the wind as it blew. It was so relaxing and we couldn’t have had a better weekend, despite the unexpected changes.
We spent the next day at the lake and soaking up the sun as much as possible. Spring in Oregon is one of the best times, especially after a gloomy winter. 🌞
We got into the lake, but the water was so freakin’ cold! We didn’t stay in too long. That is something we miss: warm waters to swim in. Oregon is definitely missing that.
Now that winter is over, we are planning a lot more adventures and we can’t wait! Hope everyone else had an amazing weekend as well. 😊