Depending on which legend you’re inclined to believe $8 mountain got its name from the discovery of a gold nugget worth $8. Or, you could go with the tale of the man who wore out an $8 pair of boots walking around the base of the mountain – as a bet. Personally, I like the legend of the $8 boots.
There is something quite special about the Pacific Northwest. It boasts forested land with trees like you’ve never seen, spectacular crystal blue lakes and rushing rivers offer the best in fishing and rafting. And, let’s not forget about the ocean and the beautiful coastline.
We’ve just hiked our way to the top of a plateau known as Upper Table Rock and the view is breathtaking! It’s so quiet I can hear my heart pounding as it settles back into a normal rhythm after our ascent. The dark gray rain-filled clouds are hovering and ready to burst. The air is cool while the birds soar in silent flight.
Just recently I shared with you our discovery of a long-forgotten blink of a town known as Hilt. It’s just a few miles south of the California Oregon border. When I told a friend of mine about our discovery, she asked me, “Did you know there is a Buddhist Temple just beyond Hilt?” Um, no!
.Hilt, California. Yesterday, we had a few hours to call our own so we grabbed our jackets, the camera and a water bottle and off we went. We knew the weather was going to change quickly and dramatically. But, at least to start with we were enjoying the sun. We opened the moon roof and hit the highway.