We hiked to Pool of the Winds first. This is such a cool spot. I didn't get any great pictures of it, but here's the description, "A fissure in the bedrock forces a rush of water twenty feet down into a small, dark whirlpool within a cave-like enclosure. As the name implies, wind continually blows out of the cave - offering hikers a nice respite on a hot summer day." It is wonderful to stand at the entrance and see the huge waterfall and feel the wind and water rushing out. It you are in the area, I definitely recommend checking it out.
We continued to hike up Hamilton Mountain to the first overlook. It is a fairly large elevation gain, but the views are worth it:)
|That's me! I'm having a snack and taking it all in.|
|Ben pretends like he knows how to do yoga:) See that tiny white peak in the background, just to the left of Ben? That's Mount Hood.|