East of Mt. Hood

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Mt. Hood

In mid-Spring I decided to give Timothy Lake a try. There is a very nice 13-mile hike around the Lake, and by Little Crater Lake too.

But, I was turned back by too much snow on the access road.

On the way back, I spent some time exploring the east side of Mt. Hood, and the wildflower fields near Mosier.

What a pretty time of the year, especially when there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

By the end of May, Timothy Lake will be open and I will return for a pleasant hike.

Mt. Hood


A long look down the Columbia River Gorge

Bicolored Cluster Lily

Newton-Clark Glacier

Rigid Fiddleneck

Summit of Mt. Hood

A field of Lupine and Balsamroot






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  1. Loved seeing what you found on the east side of grand Mount Hood, John. Interesting that there’s still much snow to get through up there, but a great thing to have that kind of precipitation. Your photos are always so exquisite, I look forward to when you can make it through the access road, but until then, this adventure was truly lovely…thank you.

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