The milky way illuminates the crisp mountain air at the firetower on 5 mile butte. Located about 20 miles due east of mt hood, the fire tower provides stunning views of mt Adams, mt Rainier, mt Hood, and the eastern desert.
We spent 3 nights here. One of which a storm came through and rocked and squeaked the night away. It reminded us of our bahamas adventure with all the rigging creaking and groaning in the wind. This time we drew from our past experiences, let go of our worries and let the fireplace warm our spirits.