Mt. Hood is big.
Soon after arriving at The Timberline Lodge at 6000 ft - a little more than half-way to the summit - we went on a little walk.
Then, we start to encouter snow. Including some pretty big mounds of (well-packed but melting) snow.
Flowery ground cover was ubiquitous: that's Indian Paintbrush on the left. At the treeline, whatever trees there are are pretty scraggly.
The next morning, we got in line with a whole bunch of snowboarders (didn't see a single person in line with skis), and rode the ski lift up to 7000 feet.
We arrive at the top of the ski lift, but we're still far from the summit (and wouldn't get any closer).