Our first stop was the Portland Women's Forum Scenic Viewpoint; however, it had been raining all morning and we weren't able to see anything through the rain and haze. A few more miles down the road, we stopped at the Vista House at Crown Point for another view. Again, we were suppose to see a panoramic view of the Columbia River but the weather had other plans. It was still neat to walk around the building and see some of the historical pictures that were displayed.
After leaving Hood River, we started to head southeast so we could see Mt. Hood. As you can see from our pictures in Hood River, as soon as we left the last waterfall, the weather cleared up and it turned out to be a gorgeous day. The drive to Mt. Hood was nice because the whole time we were on the highway, you could see Mt. Hood in the distance. We decided to stop at Timberline Lodge, a mountain lodge on the side of Mt. Hood that was also used in the filming of The Shining.
View of Mt. Hood from Timberline Lodge This was actually where we started Hood to Coast & had our team photo taken; however, the day of the relay it was really cloudy and we couldn't see the top of Mt. Hood
After our drive down from Mt. Hood, we drove back to Portland for the evening. It was funny driving back though because we were driving along the highway where I had just run HTC several days before. It was nice to be able to show Todd my first leg of the race I had run and it was amazing put it in perspective and to see how far we actually had run!