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Zigzag Canyon Overlook
During a mid-July visit from my nephew Jason and his lovely wife Ellen, we decided to showcase the area with a trip to Mt. Hood.
The trailhead was at the magnificent Timberline Lodge at 5,900 feet. After admiring the Lodge, we hiked to the Pacific Crest Trail, a short distance above the Lodge.
Circling the mountain to the northwest, we enjoyed the crystal clear vistas seemingly extending forever – – – from Mt. Jefferson to the wheat lands of Central Oregon, and the spectacular summit views of Mt. Hood.
We crossed the Little Zigzag Canyon along the way, admiring the alpine wildflowers. After reaching the overlook of Big Zigzag Canyon, we took a break and enjoyed the surroundings. The entire stretch of Mississippi Head, a large basalt rock formation, towered over the Canyon.
What a great way to spend a summer day.
Front and back of Timberline Lodge
Harsh Paintbrush, Sitka Valerian and Spreading Phlox