7/12/2019 – East Glacier Trail and Timberline Trail, beyond Cloud Cap on Mt Hood, OR
Walking above Cloud Cap on a blue sky day, the same hike we did last year in August.
Close-ups of the glaciers from our lunch stop:
Continuing south beyond Cooper Spur shelter, to the trail high point::
As we headed back, clouds began collecting and spinning around the peak, 4000 feet above us.
It almost seemed like I could step up into the sky….
A few flowers for the day…
Dwarf alpine flowers and trees, butterflies, rocks, glaciers, meltwater creeks, sublimity. Hike #31, 6 miles, 1650 feet.
Driving down the many switchbacks through the burn zone – white on white.