In mid-summer I returned to Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams. It’s a long, rough drive to reach the trailhead, but it is worth it.
Purple lupine, red paintbrush and bright pink monkey flowers lined the crystal blue streams. The massive summit block of the mountain and its large glaciers showcased the magnificent scene.
After enjoying the sub-alpine meadows on the sunny day, I hiked up the mountain to Hellroaring Viewpoint and spotted several mountain goats feeding in the distance.
Still having some energy, I ascended to a 7,500-foot vista of Mt. Adams’ summit from the top of a steep glacial moraine.
Days don’t get much better.