Monday, July 30, 2012

To Timberline

We had family visit for another birthday a few weeks ago. Someone wanted to drive up to Timberline (Mt. Hood Oregon) to see if there were any wildflowers. I've been to Mt. Hood 2-3 times, always in winter, despite the fact that I'm not a skier. So this was the first time I'd been to Timberline Lodge in the summer and it was beautiful as ever.

Timberline Lodge with Mt. Jefferson to the south,
 look closely and you will see my adirondack chair on the back patio.

While there were some wild flowers, they were scarce and I'm not sure how wild they were. Lupine showing up along the main road and walking paths with occasional clumps of phlox. But even in July it was the mountain and it's cousin, Mt. Jefferson in the distance, that stood out.

A mix of evergreens at the base of  Mt. Hood

Chris tells me this is a 'snow cat' at the base of Mt. Hood,
the only thing that came to my mind was 'zamboni'

Found this plaque from the dedication in 1937 by President Roosevelt
(click on any image to enlarge)

Daisies at Trillium Lake with Mt. Hood in the background

After we left Timberline Lodge we stopped at Trillium Lake a campground at the base of the mountain. See all that green? This is why we love the northwest.


  1. Great pictures all purpose flower.

    1. Thanks, but you only have to point and shoot to get great shots up there.