In August 2011 the family piled into the car, and off we went, up the Cascades, to the Sand Mountain
area. Once there, we hiked along an authentic pioneer wagon road,
got to go up and see the view from a historic fire lookout tower,
were serenaded with French Edith Piaf
songs, walked around the rim of an extinct volcano, played in the snow, and even saw a Pygmy Horned Lizard
with maxed-out armor! Wow! What a full day! Oh, and there's some great photos too!