Not too far into the hike, we came across some flowers. Because there were flowers, there were bees. At this time, Shannon mentioned to me that she was allergic to bees. I asked her if she had an epi-pen. She didn't. I asked her what I was supposed to do if she got stung. Shannon didn't want to talk about it. So, we continued upward in the hopes that Shannon would not get stung and die on the mountain due to our inability to address an ill thought.
We hiked in a few hours, got hot, ran out of water and food and decided to turn back since we had no idea how far away the end of the trail was (reviewing the trail description, we were about 0.8 miles from the end). All that being said, this is a bad-ass hike and I will return. Aaron and I tried to do this last August but our plans were spoiled when we found out the road reaching the trail had been closed because dead trees from a fire 8 years earlier had all started to fall at once.
This trail is the highest you can get on Mt Hood without actually doing the summit. You also get up and close views of Eliot Glacier.
- Elevation: 2,800 feet
- Distance: 6.4 miles RT
- NW Forest Pass required at trailhead
- There are 5 hikes that start here