7/6/2020 – Cloud Cap/Timberline Trail high point –
A favorite hike on the Timberline Trail along the high east edge of the mountain.
Washington Cascades from the crest of the East Eliot Moraine.
Eliot Glacier, Mt Hood under clouds.
Cloud Cap shelter.
The clouds lifted while we walked south on the Timberline Trail.
Crossing snow fields –
with a view of the mountains.
Timberline trail high point – 7350 feet.
Hiking back north on the Timberline Trail along the edge of the sky.
We met this bird along the way:
And lots of alpine flowers:
phlox, aster and sandwort
penstemon and lupine
(Hike #51, 6 miles, 1650 feet)
7/10/2020 – Barlow Pass to Timberline on the PCT
A new trail for us on the south side of Mt Hood. The first three miles ascend steadily through lovely shaded forest on the gently graded Pacific Crest Trail. As we reached the junction with the Timberline Trail, blooming beargrass with Mt Hood beyond gave us a breath taking trail moment – both stunning and unexpected! (Hike #52 for 2020!, 11 miles, 1750 feet)
Barlow Pass Trailhead
A new Wilderness Area for me.
Beargrass in the forest.
Beargrass in the upper meadows.
Beargrass, and Mt Hood!
Mt Jefferson and a faint glimpse of the Three Sisters to the south.
Zooming in on Mt Hood:
Timberline Ski area on the left.
Top of the mountain.
Glaciers and crevasses.
Tiny people walking around up there!
We walked along the Timberline Trail to where we could see Timberline Lodge from an overlook above the Salmon River.
On our way back, we noticed a waterfall in the White River drainage.
I finished a Rafa Hat to be gifted (Joji Locatelli, Malabrigo Arroyo Piedras).
I actually pieced a quilt block, for a Local Quilt Shop raffle quilt.
My husband finished making a table for the yard so he can eat breakfast in the garden.
4th of July moonrise
From Camas, Washington – Columbia River, and alpenglow on Mt Hood.