Friday, July 22, 2016

Saturday Snapshot - July 23

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We're back to our recent camping trip.  As I said, the weather wasn't terribly conducive to outdoor activities and the fish weren't biting, so we decided to take a side trip up to Timberline Lodge.

For those of you who don't know, Timberline is a resort up on Mt. Hood.  It was built in the 1930's as part of the WPA and FDR came to its opening.  It is one of 3 ski resorts on Mt. Hood and the only one where you can sky year-round (thanks to the glaciers). You can also hop on the Pacific Crest Trail there.  It was also used in the movie version of The Shining.

It's a beautiful building and they have done an excellent job restoring and maintaining its grandeur.  It is definitely well-worth a visit.

The weather wasn't the best for sightseeing!  Trust me, Mt. Hood is there...somewhere 
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There is some amazing woodwork in the lodge.  This was one of my favorites, but it looked a bit "fresh" to be original

A view of he mountain side of the lodge

The Pacific Crest Trail is just right up there.  We were going to walk up there, but the kids decided to have none of that.

When they first built Timberline and all the furnishings, they didn't build any chairs with arms.  Then, when FDR came to open it, they had to make this one especially for him.

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