Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood is big.

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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.
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Anna and David stop to joke around while Rachel helps Bess get a rock out of her shoe.
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Then, we start to encouter snow. Including some pretty big mounds of (well-packed but melting) snow.
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Flowery ground cover was ubiquitous: that's Indian Paintbrush on the left. At the treeline, whatever trees there are are pretty scraggly.
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Looking down the mountain (left) and up the mountain (right).
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Bess and David spot a bird.
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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.
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We arrive at the top of the ski lift, but we're still far from the summit (and wouldn't get any closer).
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But we had a very nice walk back down.
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