For years my family would all meet up at Trillium Lake up near Mount Hood for camping, fun and of course…. all the great food. Each family would take turns preparing a breakfast or dinner and boy do we have some great campside cooks! It is a good thing we always walked around the lake, go canoeing or swimming because we all would have come home gaining 5-10lbs LOL!
The kids would have fun, the grownups could relax and the best part for me is always the late night campfire. Eating outdoors, taking a hike and campfires, that is what camping is all about!
One each trip I would spend hours walking and taking pictures of anything that looked remotely interesting. Using the time to experiment, try new settings and pushing my camera to its limits. Always a fun, relaxing time with some exciting results.
In August, Mt. Hood still has snow at the tippy top where in years past the US Ski Team has come to practice. A beautiful rugged view, Mt. Hood has many trails, historic stops and campgrounds. A must see stop for anyone visiting Oregon.
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her buddy Bailey. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books including her newest, “Choosing Gratitude: A Daily Quiet Time Journal”.