Because of the lousy weather lately, I have not ventured outside for any interesting photos. This weekend is different. The weather is nice today and its supposed to last through the weekend. I am going on a hike up on Mt Hood, and will be sure to get a picture of the unusual snow levels that are still accumulating up there. Today, however, I am dipping into my archive pictures for my post. This was taken in May of 2007, and as you can see, there were bare patches already on the mountain. This is NOT the case this year. Next week I will post pictures from my hike, including a recent Hood pic so you can see the comparison!