Lookout Mountain, east of Mt Hood June 30, 2018 (Hike#39)
Walking through High Prairie,
Lots of purple shooting stars and yellow cinquefoil
up a gentle grade through the forest to the ridge punctuated by red volcanic soil and a pinnacle.
Views of Mt Hood all along the ridge:
The top of Lookout Mountain comes into view:
From the top, views as far south as Broken Top,
Broken Top, North and Middle Sisters, Mt Washington, Mt Jefferson, Badger Lake, and a resident chipmunk.
and north to Mt Adams with lenticular clouds.
The eastern high desert:
Plenty of flowers, but there will be more! based on our past visits. 3.9 miles/800 feet.
cinquefoil and shooting star
An interesting stump
lupine and twin berry honeysuckle
Pinwheel quilt basted and ready for quilting.
Jane Austen’s House emerging in cross stitch.
In the Garden: