Mount Hood near Timberline Lodge - July, 2005

Hiking and ski trails abound in the vicinity of historic Timberline Lodge near 5,000 feet on the slopes of 11,245 foot Mount Hood. The dry, volcanic soil supports phlox, brilliant Indian Paintbrush and scrubby evergreen trees. Other Cascade Peaks, including Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters, can be seen from these trails. The lower slopes and foothills of the mountain are densely forested and rich in ferns and moss.

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