From Mt. Hood to the Trilliums of the Coastal Mountains


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Wild Lilies

In early Spring I decided to drive to Government Camp on Mt. Hood.

It was mostly a cloudy day, but the summit of Mt. Hood peaked out from time to time.

Trillium (wild Lily)

As anticipated, there was still a lot of snow at Government Camp and higher up on the mountain.

Several days later found me in the lower reaches of the eastern slopes of the Coastal Mountains.

Many wildflowers were beginning to bloom including sweet colt’s foot. But, to my delight, I found a few trilliums in bloom too. They are a sure sign of spring.

Summit of Mt. Hood over Highway 26 to Government Camp

Trillium

Lots of snow at Government Camp

Cherry trees in blossom on Vernonia Lake

Categories: Mt. Hood Natural Forest Hikes, Oregon Coastal Mountain HikingTags:

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