There is nothing like a long hike in the mountains on a beautiful fall day.
The air was crisp, the sky was clear, the wind was still and the vine maples were turning their vivid autumn colors.
It was truly a day to make memories of.
A chipper morning at the Little Crater Lake Trailhead (Does the AMG really have 241,000 miles on it?)
Mt. Hood peaking above the trees
Early morning mist rising off of Timothy Lake
Reflection in Little Crater Lake (the lake is so crystal clear that it needs to be seen at least once to be believed)
Vine Maple leaves in brilliant color
The tip of Mt. Hood in the early morning
S&W Mountain Gun and a Buck folder (good companions for a solo wilderness hiker)
Vine Maple framing Timothy Lake
Lodgepole Pine beginning to reclaim a large sub-alpine meadow
Vine Maple leaves