McNeil Point on Mt. Hood – On the Bucket List of Best Alpine Hikes in the Pacific Northwest


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McNeil Point Shelter

Pacific Northwest hikers wait with great anticipation for a warm summer day to visit a beautiful alpine area. All the rainy day hikes through dense forest are immediately forgotten.

My favorite destination is the McNeil Point Shelter on Mt. Hood via Bald Mountain.

Wildflowers of almost every color decorate the open meadows drawing dancing butterflies to their petals.

As the sun moves across the sky it creates ever changing patterns on the glacier-covered summit of the mountain.

As I sat and rested near the shelter built from rocks, I savored the beautiful alpine scenery.

Another grand day in the Pacific Northwest!

Mt. Hood over a tarn below McNeil Point

California Tortoiseshell Butterfly, one of hundreds along the trail

Mt. Adams behind the McNeil Point Shelter

Alpine wildflowers

Early morning light on Mt. Hood from Bald Mountain

Alpine wildflowers

Alpine trail to McNeil Point Shelter

Alpine butterflies

Hikers on last stretch to McNeil Point

Alpine scenery

Mt. Hood rising above McNeil Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

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