Elk Meadow Trail, Mount Hood Wilderness August 24, 2017 Karen Hiking, Oregon Kim, Dar and I went to Oregon to watch the total solar eclipse! While we were there, Kim’s friend Matt joined us for a beautiful hike of the Elk Meadow Trail in the Mount Hood Wilderness. The hiking party A dead tree Kim leadeth the pack Such sky! I gaze upon Mount Hood, accompanied by a delightfully Suessian tree. Kudos to Dar for the excellent framing! Dar surveys from a stump in a clearing We forded Newton Creek twice, pausing to gawk at Mount Hood It’s a delicate and dangerous crossing. Looks dangerouser from this angle. Vistas like this are good for the soul. Equipment BackpackCamelBak Aventura hydration packShoesSalomon Speedcross 4 GTX Trail-Running ShoesSocksInjinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew ToesocksPolesBlack Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking PolesSee my current gear, clothing, and thoughts about it on the Hiking Gear page.