Paradise found at Paradise Park Oct 21 - 22 2013

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Paradise found at Paradise Park Oct 21 - 22 2013

Post by rainrunner » October 21st, 2013, 2:55 am

We wanted to head up to Mt Hood over the weekend and were debating between McNeil Point and Paradise Park. Since we are not all that familiar with McNeil Point when it comes to camping spots, we choose Paradise Park. Then came the decision whether to bring snow shoes or not. After looking at the pictures from VanMarmot's thread on Yocum Ridge, Ann thought that we didn't need them, but I suggested that we carry them just in case. They were not needed, but made a great prop for my night pictures. The solid snow started about 5,500 ft elevation and really wasn't that bad at all up to Split Rock. Since we were the only ones up there, so we camped on the snow at Split Rock. It was a clear night with a bright moon making Paradise Park seem almost like day time. We hiked up Paradise Park Trail 778 from the Kiwanis Camp along Hwy 26. Not much in the way of fall colors with a few Vine Maples turned yellow along the lower elevations of the trail. There were plenty of mushrooms.

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Re: Paradise found at Paradise Park Oct 21 - 22 2013

Post by Waffle Stomper » October 21st, 2013, 5:21 am

What a view. Paradise indeed.
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Post by retired jerry » October 21st, 2013, 5:51 am

Pretty nice to be able to camp next to split rock in mid October. Was it windy?

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Post by Born2BBrad » October 21st, 2013, 6:53 am

Incredible night pictures! I can even tell that was the Ross Island Bridge.
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Post by rainrunner » October 21st, 2013, 7:15 am

Jerry, no wind and we only saw one runner at the start of the hike.
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Post by adamschneider » October 21st, 2013, 8:30 am

Born2BBrad wrote:Incredible night pictures! I can even tell that was the Ross Island Bridge.
Ummmm... that's the Glenn Jackson Bridge. :)

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Post by miah66 » October 21st, 2013, 10:49 am

adamschneider wrote:
Born2BBrad wrote:Incredible night pictures! I can even tell that was the Ross Island Bridge.
Ummmm... that's the Glenn Jackson Bridge. :)

You guys! It's the Brooklyn Bridge! :roll:
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Re: Paradise found at Paradise Park Oct 21 - 22 2013

Post by Born2BBrad » October 21st, 2013, 11:48 am

miah66 wrote:
adamschneider wrote:
Born2BBrad wrote:Incredible night pictures! I can even tell that was the Ross Island Bridge.
Ummmm... that's the Glenn Jackson Bridge. :)

You guys! It's the Brooklyn Bridge! :roll:
Actually, it's the new CRC. They built an island for it. It only cost an extra 4 billion. :lol:
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