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Pacific Northwest hikers wait with great anticipation for a warm summer day to visit a beautiful alpine area.
One of my favorite destinations is the McNeil Point area on Mt. Hood via Bald Mountain. Wildflowers of almost every color decorate the open meadows drawing dancing butterflies to their petals.
But there is also something magical about visiting the alpine areas in the autumn before heavy snow covers the meadows.
On an early November day I marveled at the stormy views of Mt. Hood’s summit over the ice-covered tarns below McNeil Point.
Another grand day in the Pacific Northwest!
Really enjoyed this autumn walk near McNeil Point, John. Your photos are fantastic, and you do a good job of showing all the different vistas and beautiful plants along the trail. While I liked all the photos, my two favorites were the Bald Mountain Trail on the side of the mountain; and the tarn below McNeil Point with the tree reflection.
Thanks for the kind words Jet. I was amazed to be able to hike into the area this late in the season. Soon it will only be accessible by snowshoes.
I love these. Isn’t it interesting how perspective and experience color perception? This a beautiful autumn hike for those in the NW but for those in the SW, this is a magnificent winter scene! Absolutely majestic the way the pristine snow carpets around the trees on one side of the slushy water. Thank you for sharing!