I first saw Goose during the pandemic and their couch tour from home. It was pretty good stuff with some really nice jams. Fast forward a few years and they are on the road and making a swing out west for what might be their first time. They played Portland before heading to Thing festival in Port Townsend, WA. Almost sold out crowd. Weather turned out great all night. Two sets of some energetic and jammy music.
I have hiked the north side of the mountain many times now that I have been here several years. One thing I have not done is hike the south side. I often see the south side while hiking in Oregon assuming I have enough elevation and the sky is clear enough. I wanted to see it for myself so I research on the Washington Trail Association website a good hike and Butte Camp was listed. A solid hike. Long enough and a steady challenge with some amazingly wide panoramic views of Oregon.
It was a hot and muggy night at the Crystal Ballroom. Kamasi was on fire and added to the heat all night. A solid two hour show from his big band. I really feel like they are messing very well. The jams all night where tight. I would like to call out the bassist in particular. That guy was amazing. Good performance from start to finish.
Beautiful Saturday hike to Tom Dick and Harry Ridge via Mirror Lake Trail #644. Mostly tree covered so the temps where good. Because of the lake lots of mesquittos. The view from the top is totally worth it and pretty damn amazing. You can see Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. Probably more on a clear day.
Bobby has been into overlanding before it was cool. This year the Overland Expo setup in Redmond, OR just north of Bend. It’s usually only in Flagstaff but there is enough demand that the PNW got it’s own expo. It was a great weekend of camping. Got to see some amazing rigs and some of the vehicles on exhibit were really impressive. If you have the money you are only limited by your imagination.