A few weeks ago, Sprocket and I headed east into the Cascades to hike Olallie Butte. It’s a nice mostly treed hike before scrambling up the last bits of scree to the summit. Olallie is one of Oregon’s 2,000′ prominence peaks and the high point of Wasco county is just off its northeastern flank.
Mt. Jefferson dominates the southern view, actually obscuring Three Finger Jack, Mt. Washington and South Sister, with Middle and North Sisters peaking over her eastern shoulder.
My time at Bates was a whirlwind of coursework, softball, and friends. After years of meals together, evenings, weekends, and Patriots/Red Sox games, there were a handful who became like family. Stacia, along side her beautiful new wife Andrea, was the reason for my trip back East was one of those people. Lucy and Franz are part of my Bates friend-family and are some more of those people. Lucky for me lived close enough to Sunday River that I was able to hang out with them for a day and a half before flying back out West. It was the perfect end to my trip.
This photo kills me. It’s like the epitome of so so many college times. I love these two and I’m completely looking forward to seeing them in November for their wedding!
After all the prep work, Saturday morning finally came! There were mimosas, manicures, hairdos, and lots of waiting.
And then, before we knew it, we were all prettied up and ready for a wedding:
I’m not even going to try and steal photos off Facebook of the gorgeous brides on their lovely day because the ever awesome Amanda Summerlin was there to capture everything! (In case you think I’m kidding about her awesomeness check out our various adventures with her here!)
The wedding went off beautifully! Everything was gorgeous and there was seriously the most rocking wedding dance party I’ve ever experienced. Seriously.