Today Kelli, Elvyss, Kristen and I went on a hike at Lost Lake which is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Portland. It wasn't long into the drive until we realized why they named it Lost Lake!
We did the Lost Lake Butte Trail which is a short 2 miles but you ascend 1400 ft. so it's a tiring little hike. Not many places along the way are anything but an incline.
The view of Mt. Hood at the top is spectacular! This doesn't even come close to doing justice to what it's really like at the top! The viewpoint by the lake is where they take many of the postcard pictures of Mt. Hood. If I ever go camping again, this is definitely where I would go! It's beautiful and there's some good hiking and the scenery is unmatchable. Plus you can rent boats to take out on the lake. This is definitely the best hike we've taken so far. I highly recommend it!
Does anyone else think Mt. Hood is kind of ugly without the snowy cap?