Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Video Log of The South Breitenbush Trail to Jefferson Park


This past summer, Pam and I hiked the South Breitenbush Trail to Jefferson Park, located at the base of Mt. Jefferson. Jefferson Park is one of the most celebrated photographic locations in Oregon. Many people have come to know Oregon by the post cards displaying Mt. Jefferson as the back drop to the serene lakes and meadows of Jefferson Park. It was only a weekend overnight backpacking trip, but when you see this video you might think we were out on a remote week long expedition. That's Oregon for you; glory in your back yard. This year, late July turned out to be the best time for the wildflower show that we eagerly anticipated. I have been to Jefferson Park in early summer and in the Fall, but never at peak wildflower season, which is the middle of summer. But, there was a price to pay for our lovely experience... MOSKITOS! We were armed with deet and a tent with a fly, so we were able to minimize the damage to our flesh. But, in retrospect, I would do it all over again, because the experience completely outweighed the cost. If anyone wants to go, just let me know and I'll take you up this next summer. Bring your camera!