|Enjoying a meal at Prasad|
We started our trip visiting friends in Idaho for a couple of days. We had a great visit complete with chamber music and a hike to Juniper Gulch (the hike actually ended up being in Oregon). I've never been to a desert state before so I was dazzled by some of the breathtaking terrain.
Our hosts, Laurie and Marv, were incredible going out of their way to provide healthy gluten free and vegetarian food! I have never eaten so well on a vacation before - what a treat!!!
|Views from our hike to Cape Lookout|
We took a roadtrip to squeeze in some hiking on the coast, in the Columbia Gorge and near Mount Hood.
|Starfishes Galore at Pacific City|
From Pacific City, we headed back to Portland for the night before setting out for the Table Mountain Loop Hike the next morning in the Hood River area! After our hike, we rushed to the Naked
|Descending after our hike to the Table Mountain|
Next we headed to the Lolo Pass to hike to Bald Mountain for some incredible views.
This year, we were lucky enough to stay at the Timberline Lodge - simply gorgeous both inside and out! I highly recommend a stay there if you have the opportunity.
Amazing to see that the top of Mount Hood was still covered in snow. Last time we visited in July we were hoping to do some hiking at higher elevations. Unfortunately, at that time, the weather was such that there were still skiers out on the slopes making hiking less than ideal!!!!
This year in Portland, we discovered a wonderful gluten free vegetarian restaurant called Prasad, nestled inside a Yoga studio in the Pearl district. I admit that we managed to eat there 4 or 5 times on this trip. How many times do I get to experience a place where I can eat almost everything on the menu!
I am slightly ashamed to confess that I took over 1,000 pictures on our vacation, which made parring down the shots for this post incredibly hard.
Here are some of my favourites!
|Views from our Hike to Cape Lookout|
|Views from our Table Mountain Trek|
|Wine Tasting at the Naked Winery|
|Beautiful Mount Hood|
|The Timberline Lodge|
|Mount Hood from the Timberline Lodge|