Last Shabbat, a gorgeous pre-autumn day in western Oregon, my bride wanted to go on a gentle hike up on Mount Hood, which isn’t far from us. So up we went to enjoy YHVH Elohim’s glorious Eden-like beauty in this alpine setting. We started at the famous Timberline Lodge parking lot at the 6,000 foot level and hiked around the mountain for about a mile and-a-half or so.
When my grandfather first came up to this area in the early 1900s, it took several days by horse and wagon to get here. It was all but impassible in the winter due to snow. With the help of laborers like Grandpa, the state built an all-weather highway to Mount Hood after WW1, and we can now be at the 6,000 foot level in about an hour and-a-half.
Please enjoy these photos we took.
It was a wonderful Shabbat experience walking, fellowshipping and praising Yah as we relished the sights, sounds and smells of this pristine soul and spirit-raising environment away from the cacophony and confusion of the Babylon below.
A lot of people get “high” on a whole host of bad things that dissipate the spirit, soul and body and end up taking them away from Elohim. Well, some of us like to get “high” on Elohim on and in his mountains! HalleluYah!
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from YHVH, which made heaven and earth. (Ps 121:1–2)