Expedition Team: Dave Miller
Date: June 1990
I was at Portland for the 1990 Rotary International Convention. I traveled south down the Oregon coast (Photo#5), then east over to Crater Lake National Park. After driving around the national parks perimeter road and stopping by the Visitors Center, I then drove north to Mt. Hood, the second most climbed mountain in the world. I drove up 6,000 feet on the former old Oregon Trail to Timberline Lodge & Ski Area (Photo#1 ) located on the southern flank of the mountain just below Palmer Glacier. It was summer so most skiers and snow boarders wore short sleeve shirts. I hiked 1.5 miles (Photo#3 & #4) viewing the alpine terrain and beautiful vistas of the glacier caked summit which is 11,200 feet high. At one panoramic overlook I enjoyed a beautiful view of the Hood River Valley. On my hike I found no Sasquatch tracks. I then drove Route 26, a 80 mile loop through beautiful forests, valleys and fruit farms eventually arriving at the Columbia River. The river was the last leg of Lewis & Clarks famous expedition 185 years ago.