Route Climbed: Cone Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 13, 2003
Needed to get in some exercise for bigger ones in the coming weeks so I buzzed down in the morning and ran up Cone Peak in about an hour and then hiked over to Iron Mountain. LOADS of people mostly due I would imagine to the spectacular wildflower displays this time of year. Some Earthwatch expedition was there with about 40 people studying all the rare plants. Three Sisters and Jefferson never came out of the clouds but Washington did and looks almost completely snow free now. Couldn't see 3FJ due to other mountains blocking the view.
God I hate I-5 in between Salem and Portland on Sunday evenings when all the weekend warriors and RV drivers return back to the city. I could have almost walked faster back.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe