Tom Dick & Harry Mountain Hike

The weather has been so great here in Portland this past week that everyone's forgotten it was still "winter." I've already seen a lot of guys and gals rocking their shorts and tank tops even when the temperature is at a high of 66 degrees. To this born and raised Hawaii girl, I'm still shivering in my sweater and pants. Kudos to you Portlanders who know what's up with when the Sun is.

This past weekend, our friends Jonathan and David visited PDX all the way from SoCal. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE when our friends are in town. Now all of them just need to move here and stay here forever. But while they were here for their 5-day stay, we did a bunch of the touristy things every person visiting must check off of their to-do list - Powell's, Salt & Straw, Food trucks, 23rd Street, and a HIKE!

We were all invited to go on a Saturday morning hike in Mt. Hood National Forest with some staff from Multnomah University (c/o of Ashlee M. Kildiszew, the most popular chica I know). We trekked the 6-miles of Tom Dick & Harry Mountain Hike to see the breath-taking (literally, I was out of breath) view of Mt. Hood and Mirror Lake. I brought my trusty camera and a new lens that I bought to document our experience. And I’m so happy I did!

Guys, I hate cardio. I’m a yogi and my favorite pose is shavasana- I belong on a mat! The people we went on this hike with are actual hikers who do it often, so naturally, I was left in the dust. Fortunately for me, I was able to stop and smell the roses. Or in this case, the fresh air of the trees and soak in all the beautiful scenery.

When we finally got to the top of the mountain, every rock that I tripped over and every icy path I slid on was all worth it. The sun was out and Mt. Hood was gorgeous in all her snowy goodness. God is so good and He created a beautiful place for us to enjoy. I made a short video of our hike and took a bunch of photos. So, enjoy all of it! Be sure to watch the video in HD!

I hope you get the chance this week to get outside and enjoy the beauty of God in the trees, in the birds, in the wild flowers! All we have to do is choose to get up and go!

Yours truly,


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    1. Hey Abigail!

      I bought the 35mm f2 lens from Canon! I'm so excited about it! I've had my eye on it for a while. It's way cheaper than the 35mm L series lens and a lot lighter to carry.

      Yours truly,