Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail is a Gem


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Wy’east Basin

Near the end of July, I parked at the very rough 4,500-foot trailhead for the Vista Ridge Trail on the north side of Mt. Hood. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

After hiking through an area burnt by a 2011 wildfire, I met the Timberline Trail which circles Mt. Hood. The 37-mile trail is rightly famous for its summer wildflowers and magnificent vistas.

My first stop was the open meadows of Wy’east Basin. The Ladd Glacier and the summit of Mt. Hood were seemingly close enough to touch.

I hiked east to gain a wonderful overlook of Elk Cove and the Coe Glacier. I returned to the Timberline Trail and hiked to a high point west of Wy’east Basin.

The following photos are all taken from the Timberline Trail.

Timberline Trail

Timberline Trail

Mt. Rainier from Timberline Trail

Timberline Trail

Fellow hikers on the Timberline Trail

Summit block of Mt. Hood from the TImberline Trail

Timberline Trail

Timberline Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Lovely trail. The white trees make the entire landscape seem surreal. You could be passing into another realm – majestic and mysterious. Beautiful and vivid photos. 🙂

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  2. Endless Blessings Cousin Ed

    On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 6:16 AM John Carr Outdoors wrote:

    > John Carr posted: “Welcome to John Carr Outdoors! Please visit the blog > and follow. The follow button can be found at the bottom of the page. If > you are seeing this on Facebook, click the link to visit the blog to see > all of the photos. Wy’east Basin Near the ” >

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