Much gratitude to all of you who made my trip so awesome. (You know who you are. Names will be named.)
As a teaser for the photo goodness to come -- for those of you who haven't already seen it via lupagreenwolf, here's my epic shot of her admiring Mount Hood (from our joint Mount Chinidere hike):
I wasn't even expecting to do that hike when I left for the Pacific Northwest, and it produced one of the best photos of the trip. :)
* There's a story here, too. (Nothing happened on the drive home; that's the story.) Many thanks to all those who assisted me, with special gratitude to amberite and teaotter for going beyond the call of duty.