A colorful sunrise on a summer morning. Time to do some hiking.
In a couple of hours I was at the edge of a large sub-alpine meadow south of Mt. Hood.
My first destination was Little Crater Lake, 100 feet wide, 45 feet deep and crystal blue to its very bottom where an artesian spring feeds the lake.
Another one-quarter mile led to an intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail. Turning south, I began a clockwise 12-mile loop hike around picturesque Timothy Lake.
The magnificent view of Mt. Hood over Timothy Lake has been one of the iconic scenes of the Pacific Northwest for many a year.
Fresh deer tracks were on the trail, but all were bedded down for the day by the time I arrived.
Most of the campsites were full and fishermen were on the Lake chasing the wily trout.
Life continues to be good.