For the 4th, Catherine and I were kindly invited down to central-eastern Oregon for some off the beaten path relaxation. Catherine’s Aunt Nancy and her fiance Dwayne took us in and showed us what Eastern Oregon is all about: trap shooting, off-roading, hikes, and planned siestas.
Over the past few weeks Catherine and I have had our house full of friends and family, most of whom were seeing Seattle for the first time. We experienced the full scope of weather, from pouring rain to clear blue skies, but some visitors were more lucky than others-it does in fact rain more often in Seattle than in the East Coast.
We settled on making a push for The Horn. We’d head due west for a few miles, make our way into the alpine and try our luck at the couloirs descending from Horn. We made breakfast, melted some snow to top off our Nalgenes, plotted a few waypoints on our GPS devices and hit the skin track.