Mt. Hood trip in February 2008
This was our fourth outing on Mt. Hood going snow shoe hiking.  We decided to stay somewhere completely different this year.  We stayed in a cabin
several miles lower on the mountain.  The cabin was in Welches where the Sandy and Salmon rivers joined.  The cabin was named "Two Rivers".  It
was a very nice cabin.  We kept the fire roaring.

Mt. Hood had gotten lots and lots of snow this year.  The trail head sno-park that I wanted to park at was closed due to too much snow.  So we had to
park at a different sno-park and hike on the side of the highway on top of 12 feet of snow plowed by the road for 3/4 of a mile to reach our trail.  This
was not enjoyable smelling the fumes from the trucks.  We were tired before we started.
Once at the trail head, we usually walk down to a skinny bridge.  This time it was just walk across level.  It is still a good deal of fun getting back into the
trees.  No matter how tired, the views are
pretty nice.
This cabin was rightfully named by the renal agency as two rivers cottage.  The pictures below are looking down from the deck off of the master
bedroom.  There was an extra bedroom with two single beds.  We closed that room off.
We needed a few more
days to fully enjoy and
utilize this treasure of a
cottage.  Sue did manage
to snuggle in by the fire.  I
was still working on getting
the wine open.
Driving back to Portland our goal was to see Bull Run reservoirs and to take all back roads.  Very beautiful drive and a good deal of fun,  We ended up in
old downtown Troutdale for lunch at a very cute old grocery store.  We need to do this more often.