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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bald Mountain Viewpoint


On Sunday, I hiked up Bald Mountain. This short hike is kind of difficult because it goes straight up the back side of the ridge from Timberline Trail, through the woods. It is very worth it, because at the end it opens up on the face of Bald Mountain to this breathtaking view of the west side of Mt. Hood. At the bottom of the snowline you can see Muddy Fork, which is the beginning of the Sandy River. The water melts from two points off the Sandy Glacier and winds its way around Yocum Ridge. It's hard to believe the little trickle of water that you can see ends up merging into a big river.

18 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! that is amazing!-definitely worth the hike.

Sylvia K said...

Good for you, Sarah!! I lived in Portland for 12 years and loved the view I had of Mt. Hood! Haven't been to Bald Mountain, but from your photo it is easy to see what a gorgeous place it is. Terrific capture for the for the B Day! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

I'd hate to spend a night on Bald Mountain. (Feel a tune coming on...)
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

What a fabulous photo. What an incredible view. It makes me dizzy to look down at the two streams merging, but it is wonderful. Yes, I know what small beginnings mighty rivers often have, but it never ceases to amaze me.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Karen said...

A grogeous view!

Spiderdama said...

Oh, what a beautiful mountain and photo! I just love it

Leslie: said...

Wow! I wish I could do that - what a magnificent view! Brilliant choice for B week,

Leslie
abcw team

Jane and Chris said...

Breathtaking!
Jane x

Kathy said...

Wow, I'm impressed!

photowannabe said...

I got out of breath just looking at the picture. Wowie, what a view. Gorgeous.

Wanda said...

So stunning. That is a great piece of photography!

JoJo said...

WOW!!!! Stunning photo and totally worth the hike!

Shooting Parrots said...

Amazing view!

minor said...

Very beautiful mountain! I want to go there in a future.

Kate said...

Stunning photo; I'm glad that you made the hike so we, too, could enjoy the sight.

Tumblewords: said...

Stellar view!

JayLeigh said...

Oh, that's breathtakingly beautiful!!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a gorgeous view. I love the snowcapped mountain scenes. Fantastic photo.

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