Jake and I have really taken to waking up (really) early some weekends and driving out and hiking before the sun rises. We took another such trip recently, this time into central Oregon- Mount Hood National Forest.
In case you haven't already surmised from the photos- it's an incredibly gorgeous place!
Hiking has become a great way for our family to bond. Jake and I love to get out and away from the crowds. Our hikes are a great time to talk, and just reconnect. I like to pack a picnic lunch if I can, other times we stop and find a fun little place to stop for a bite to eat on our drive home.
The dogs absolutely love the off leash time, and freedom to just run! We often take advantage of the gorgeous scenery to snap a few photos of our boys. Scooter is a ham for the camera as you can see!
We're not sure what this enormous pipe was carrying, but it went as far as the eye could see...
Some of my favorite memories from living in Oregon so far have been the hikes and various 'adventures' we've gone out on as a family (including furry members!) Oregon offers so many amazing outdoor recreational activities that we've got a lot left to try out.
What do you and your family do to bond? Any fellow hiking fans out there?