Mount Hood

Today we drove from Bend to The Dalles by way of Mount Hood. We went off on the old Barlow Road and hunted the cache at Pioneer Lady on the Barlow. This is the gravesite of an unknown pioneer woman who was traveling the last part of the Oregon Trail over some of the roughest terrain. Heavy tree cover made this one hard to find. Even using the hint I wasn’t finding it. Finally, I went out into the clearing and took a couple of bearings and paced off the distance. Turns out if I just watched the GPS, it wouldn’t take me far enough into the woods. Found it at 11:25 AM.

We drove up to Mount Hood and spent some time looking around Timberline Lodge and then got a good taco salad in Government Camp.

On the way to The Dalles, we stopped and found Polallie Creek at 3:35 PM.

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