Summer’s last hurrah was a good one this year. I got to spend some quality time with family in Central Oregon. What’s more, the time away really rejuvenated my motivation to do creative projects outside of work – which is to say, I’m going to do some comics this week. Stay tuned…
Anyway, we hiked Belknap Crater this weekend – a beautiful hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. About 60% of the way is an unshaded traverse over craggy lava beds. Rough on the feet, but the view from the summit is worth it. Here are some of the views we had:
Summit of Belknap Crater from the lava beds
Mount Washington (with Three-Fingered Jack peeking around the left and a distant Mount Jefferson barely visible to the right.)
North and Middle Sister.
Almost stepped on this little guy. He was hanging out on a patch of… well, let’s just say horses are allowed on the trail. Anyway, when you go hiking, the big mountain vistas are easy to spot. They’re breathtaking, to be sure, but sometimes the small, oft unnoticed things can be the highlight of the trip.
I hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and a wonderful summer! God bless, and goodnight.