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As I wrote in a previous post, near the end of August I parked at the Elk Meadows Trailhead on the east side of Mt. Hood. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
After hiking by Umbrella Falls, I met the Timberline Trail which circles Mt. Hood. The 37-mile trail is rightly famous for its summer wildflowers and magnificent vistas.
I hiked north through the open meadows of the Meadows’ ski area before reaching Heather Meadows in the Clark Creek Canyon. The Newton-Clark Glacier and the summit of Mt. Hood were seemingly close enough to touch.
I hiked north to a wonderful overlook of the deep Newton Creek Canyon. Not long afterwards I left the Timberline Trail and returned to the Trailhead.
The following photos are all taken from the Timberline Trail on the east side of Mt. Hood.