For those who celebrate Christmas, the Christmas tree is often the centerpiece of your family's festivities. Many family holiday traditions include going to your local tree lot to pick the perfect piece of timber for your home. But, did you know you could cut down your own tree? And not just one from a tree farm.
In the Mt. Hood National Forest you can channel your inner Paul Bunyan, put on your merriest plaid, and head into the forest to chop down your very own Christmas tree. Here are the steps to take to complete the experience:
Gather your friends, family, weather appropriate attire (i.e. ugly Christmas sweaters, waterproof boots, any and all flannel), some bungee cords, and a saw, and drive up Highway 26 toward Zigzag Ranger Station.
Lizzie Keenan has the lucky job of promoting Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge region of Oregon everyday. When not at work, she enjoys doing yoga with alpacas, taking selfies with llamas, and eating avocados.