Twin Lakes and Palmateer Point too

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Mt. Hood Wilderness

On a pleasant morning with blue skies I drove to the 3,900-foot Wapinita Pass Trailhead south of Mt. Hood.

Heading north on the Pacific Crest Trail, I soon reached the turnoff for Lower and Upper Twin Lakes.

Mt. Hood

The lakes were pleasant as usual with a few folks camping at each of them. By the time I reached Upper Twin Lake the sky was crystal clear giving me a nice view of Mt. Hood over the lake.

After leaving the upper lake, I continued on the 9 1/2-mile loop. The next stop was 4,450-foot Palmateer Point.

It didn’t take much of an imagination to see the settlers in their wagons passing underneath Palmateer Point to Barlow Pass, and the final descent to the Willamette Valley.

A bug on a Buckwheat flower

Mt. Hood over Upper Twin Lake

Bear-grass plumes

Mt. Hood from the summit of Palmateer Point

Cascade Lilly

Lower Twin Lake


Palmateer Point

Groundsel and Canadian Dogwood

Into the Wilderness


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