Tom, Dick & Harry Mtn 11/4-5/19

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Tom, Dick & Harry Mtn 11/4-5/19

Post by ghsmith76 » November 6th, 2019, 1:11 pm

My dog, Brook, and I just did an overnighter to Tom, Dick & Harry mountain, and it was as good as it gets. From my perspective the view from TDH of Mt Hood and the many other mountains to the north is a backpackers treat. Clear skies is a must but getting comfortable temperatures in November was more then I could have hoped for. Image

We made it to our campsite around 4 pm and setup camp in preparation for darkness to hit early. The last time we were up here about a year ago the temperature got down to 25 degrees and Brook nearly froze. This time I got her a new jacket to possibly help if needed.
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As the sun went down it got really cold, probably got to 38 but the breeze was out of the west and it felt good. The first time I got up I could tell the temperature was rising, it felt great and I could tell that Brook was also happy with it. By sunrise the temperature was 45. Brook seemed very happy and showed her appreciation with many kisses.
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The view of Mt Hood was as good as it gets.
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The one concern though was just how little snow there was on Mt Hood. When I started down from TDH the temperature was about 60. From what I found out upon driving back to the Portland area was that the valley had been stuck in a temperature inversion which made for very unpleasant foggy days.

My blog post about this trip is more about my dog: Titled: My Dog is Complicated https://adventurecontinues.org/2019/11/ ... mplicated/

In the blog post I talk more about the lack of snow on Mt Hood.
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Re: Tom, Dick & Harry Mtn 11/4-5/19

Post by retired jerry » November 6th, 2019, 3:10 pm

nice selfie :)

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Re: Tom, Dick & Harry Mtn 11/4-5/19

Post by squidvicious » November 6th, 2019, 3:51 pm

I was up there today. What really struck me was how green and lush the trail looked as you went above the lake. I like fall colors just fine, but it was a treat to be warm and green and have a pretend spring in November.

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Re: Tom, Dick & Harry Mtn 11/4-5/19

Post by Chip Down » November 7th, 2019, 5:35 am

In your blog post, I love that first pic of Brook, which I think I remember from a TR. Clearly, she's thinking about leaving you and heading home. Surely many members here have seen that look from family members. :lol:

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