Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[photos] Hiking in the Hood

So, a few photos of today’s high altitude adventures with the_child and tillyjane. We did about two hours on the trail, at a leisurely pace, then rode the lift up to the Silcox station, and walked back down about 3/4 mile from the 7,000 foot line. Well, some of us walked…

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Setting out early in the day from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. This is at about 6,000 feet.

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Self portrait with volcano.

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The trailhead.

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Mt. Jefferson, some fifty miles south. It’s difficult to tell in this photo, but the Sisters is visible just to the left of Mt. Jefferson, about ninety miles south.

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A lupens flower. Both lowland and alpine versions can be found intermixed along the trail at this altitude.

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More lupens, with hikers.

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More of her own self.

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Us’n’s at the lift base for the Silcox Hut.

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Mt. Hood’s top, from the lift. This is still some 4,500 feet above me.

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the_child riding down solo while her grandmother and I walk.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

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Tags: child, hiking, oregon, personal, photos
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