132Days #234 Mt Hood’s Eastern Flank
As we headed home, we caught a few brief glimpses of Mt. Hood’s eastern flanks as we wound down the highway.
We have traveled back and forth across the mountain for many years. At this point we actually can be ready for the good shots as we approach the summit before heading down again to the valley where we life.
People climb this mountain every year. It can be warm and sunny but a cold wind can change everything in an instant. You will notice the steam mist from the morning photos has disappeared. Has the giant gone back to sleep once more?
Besides hiking, there is generally year round snowing on these slopes. Some summers the snow pack comes late and leaves early, which is exactly what happened this year. Other years the mountain has many feet of snow covering the glaciers.