Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunny Mt. Hood Wonder

It was early January.  Amy had been boycotting snow adventures but it was a bright sunny day and there was no way we weren't going.  After our first snowshoe of the season, the only way to convince Amy to return to the snow was to promise her some sledding.

We headed to White River which has amazing Mt. Hood views on a clear day.  We started at the sledding hill and took turns heading down it.

 We enjoyed the mountain view and just being in the snow. 

Mount Hood was out in all its glory and we convinced Amy to walk toward it.  She wanted nothing to do with skis today.

We just kept wandering toward the mountain and soaking in the sunshine.

Mom was happy.  Preschooler was happy.  Hiking partner was happy, and baby wasn't sure she wanted to be bundled up or in the snow but was only slightly grumpier than usual.

We did a bit more sledding and eventually wandered in to the trees for a short stretch.

I loved how the sun shined through the trees and the sky was amazing.

What a beautiful day at our favorite Mt. Hood snow destination.  It is not the most remote but there is space to spread out and the beauty is unmatched!

This is a spot we will return to again and again.

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