Aficionados of Mt. Hood always have a favorite location to visit on a late summer day.
My favorite destination is the McNeil Point Shelter via Bald Mountain.
In another few weeks the snow and harsh weather will return to the alpine areas. But, for now, their beauty is at its peak.
Looking over the McNeil Point Shelter to Bald Mountain
Cascading stream along the trail
Old Men of the Mountain
Tarns below McNeil Point
Green Comma Butterfly
White Bark Pine
Hikers on Cathedral Ridge above the shelter
Old Man of the Mountain
Golden Mantle “hiding”
McNeil Point Shelter