Mt Hood's Timberline Loop
I did a 3-day CCW loop of the Timberline Trail around Mt Hood, starting at Cloud Cap. My camps were at Ramona Falls and Mt Hood MEadows south end.
From Elk Cove. The dark ridge is Barrett Spur, with a hazy Mt Hood to the left
The old stone shelter at Cairn Basin
More hazy Hood with lupine
Declining pond with declining beargrass
The classic view up the Muddy Fork from near Bald Mtn
Log crossing of the Sandy River
The Upper Sandy River canyon
Mid-morning break in Paradise Park
Abundant flowers in Paradise Park
Mt Hood above Zigzag Canyon
Timberline Lodge, where most people start - and finish
Looking back at the White River canyon
The view from my camp in Mt Hood Meadows south end
Abundant western pasque flower seed heads
First light on Mt Hood
Mt Jefferson far to the south
Another view from the north end of Mt Hood Meadows
The very stark Clark Canyon
Log crossing of Newton Creek
Upper Gnarl Ridge at about 6600'
Indian paintbrush holding on up high
Highest point on Gnarl Ridge at about 7000'
Timberline High Point above 7300'