Friday, October 18, 2013

Summer 2013 Part 2: I LOVE LOVE Lakes and Beaches

Besides all the mountains I hiked, I also went several lakes and beaches over the summer. There hiking trails as well. 

Lost Lake: like the name, it is literally Lost Lake. It was hard to find, and it took us forever to arrive to this elegant place. 
Water looked so fresh!! I wondered, I am allowed to drink the water or not. I wanted to swim in there, but sadly, I did not bring my swimming suit, which is a bummer. At least I put my feet in the water for a little bit. 

I did not get to swim in the lake, however, I learned how to row the boat. It is not my first time I rowed the boat, but it is my first I actually learned how to row.

 You can tell I am having fun rowing the boat at the same time, there were some struggles. Finally, being able to row the boat is my another success and accomplish for this summer.

Seaside: Each year, my family tries to make a trip to Seaside at least once. This year we went there twice. 
I admit that I LOVE to play in the water. I can stand going to the beach without getting soaked. 
We found a park called "Ecola State Park" near Seaside this year. It was a great hike a long the beach with all the trees, smell of the ocean, and wind. 

All in all, my summer was filled with sun, water, mountains and trees. Summer in Oregon is glamours!! Thanks mother nature for giving Oregonians a wonderful summer enjoy every year. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Summer 2013 Part 1: I LOVE LOVE Hiking and Mountains

Well, summer is over. I can't believe it is October!! It is when Fall officially begins. I am sad that the weather is getting cold and days are shorter, but I am so excited to for next few months with holidays. I am looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Before celebrating all the crazy holidays, I'd like recap my summer. 

I hiked a lot places this summer. We love to go hiking during weekends and we usually do it at Multnomah Fall, Washington Park or Forest Park. During summer we decided to explore several other places and some of them were quite challenging.

For example: Angel's Rest Trail  
The road was difficult due to so many steep route, but there were some easier path to take. The hike was very long. 
However, the view was worth looking at. The day was so lo hot, so I became so sweaty that day. 

Another one was Dog Mountain.

Same as Angel's Rest Trail, it was not an easy hike. There were a lot of stones and bushes to cross over. 
Is it beautiful? Even my legs were sore to death, this scenery made me forget about the pain. 

After hiked those places, Multnomah Falls, Washington Park, and Forest Park Hike are no longer challenging.

So, if you have a chance to come to Oregon, I recommend you to visit Mulnomah Fall, Washington Park, and Forest Park. They are absolutely gorgeous!! If you want more hiking challenging, please make a trip to Angel's Rest and Dog Mountain.