We started the day trying to get to the Silver Star Mountain trailhead, but we had faulty directions. We didn’t realize the directions were wrong until after about 2 slow hours of navigating logging roads that brought us to the following location… Which, on the bright side, happened to have an amazing view of Mount St. Helens.

The first two photos are of Mount Hood on the way to the incorrect destination.







At the not-trailhead.













We were as confused as we look.




Beacon Rock (1.8 miles roundtrip, 680ft elevation gain)































Hamilton Mountain trail to the Pool of Winds waterfall (2.4 miles, 700ft elevation gain)







Hardy Falls (on the way to the Pool of Winds)













Approaching the Pool of Winds waterfall





































Sunset from our cabin porch




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