Mt Hood east side loop

Betsy and I hiked a 10-11 mile loop from the Mt Hood Meadows trailhead. We headed towards Elk Meadows, turned left up Newton Creek, left on the Timberline Trail, crossed the Clark drainage and the Meadows ski area, and returned via Umbrella Falls. It was a fairly warm and partly cloudy mid-October trip.

Mt Hood was only a bit in the clouds today

Lamberson Butte dominates the north side of the Newton drainage

The Clark Creek drainage with a little early fall snow higher up

mountain ash berries

The Clark Creek canyon was the scenic treat of this route

Betsy enjoys a small waterfall

We took our lunch break next to a larger waterfall

Crossing was not too hard

A little slippery slope to traverse for me

Looking back at the trail as it approaches Clark Creek

Mt Hood getting ready for winter

Umbrella Falls