As we waited at the steps of Timberline Lodge for our guide, I enjoyed checking out the several containers of seasonal flowers.
Also, even though it was late in the season, there were still several varieties of wildflowers to be seen.
I took a slow route, stopping frequently to take photographs, while DH and the dogs stayed up with the tour. Much of the year, this area above the timberline is covered in snow. The views were spectacular, and from this vantage point, you could see great views of Mt. Hood and the Cascades.
It's a pretty steep hike. In one mile you go from 6,000 to 7,000 feet! I must confess, forgot my asthma inhaler and had to wimp out about 2/3's of the way up and go back to Timberline.
Below, an old water tower
view of the Cascades, dotted with lakes
There were quite a few skiers on Palmer Glacier, some of them took this route down to the lodge instead of taking the lift.
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