Yesterday, I joined the Imago Dei "Reveal" hiking group on a snowshoeing adventure on Mount Hood. This is only the second time I've ever snowshoed (and the first time I've snowshoed without a cast on my arm). A group of 13 of us strapped on our snowshoes and hiked the White River trail. We just happened to be hiking on the same day as a breast cancer awareness group event, so we just threw on our pink wool hats and hopped on the trail. It was a chilly day and snow flakes were in the air.
I borrowed snowshoes from a friend and apparently my feet were just a little too small to stay strapped in, so our group leader Eric kept having to "MacGyver" them to stay on by using the loop from his hiking poles and even his belt as extra reinforcement. We hiked about 2 miles up to a clearing with an amazing view of the Mount Hood summit and ate lunch. Once our bottoms started getting numb, we thought it best to get back on our feet and start the hike back down.
the hike up
Mount Hood summit view
Katie and I in front of the great view
Hallow Winter Valloween
When I got back to Portland, I made a quick costume change and joined Megan's birthday party - the 2nd annual Valentines/Halloween themed celebration...
Superman, RGIII, Maverick and Marcel the Shell
Happy Birthday, Megan!