Sunday, August 13, 2017

Glacier Fed Waterfalls on a Hot Day

Mom: We braved the somewhat smokey hot day for a hike at Mt. Hood Meadows, a little 4.5 mile loop in search of Umbrella Falls. Driving by White River we both noticed how brown and bare it looked without the snow.
Mom: The wildflowers on the hillside were very pretty.
Mom: The valley below us with a little bit of haze.
Mom: Amy was hot and climbing a little but we took lots of breaks in the shade and were glad to be up at a higher elevation and avoiding the heat of town.
Mom: More beautiful wildflowers!
Mom: The view below.
Mom: The Indian Paintbrush flowers were especially pretty.
Mom: We were hiking through Mt. Hood Meadows, right under the ski lift!
Mom: Flowers next to a little stream.
Mom: Obligatory Selfie.
Mom: We hiked slightly up in the open meadow until we reached this view of Mt. Hood.
Mom: Mt. Hood was seriously melting but super pretty.
Mom: Amy got in about up to her waist. She was so excited that while I cooked lunch she went in shoes and all.
Mom: More flowers near the waterfall.
Mom: Umbrella falls.
Mom: The bridge at the bottom of Umbrella Falls
Mom: Refreshed and ready to find the next waterfall.
Mom: You can't go under this one and I decided not to sit in it but I did rinse my hat and let the glacier water cool my neck.
Mom: Such bright Indian Paintbrush!
Amy: I wish it was windy so mom would take a video of the huckleberry.
Mom: This is the second waterfall, Sahale Falls. We had to do some climbing and root scrambling to get down here.
Amy: This was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cold, it came right off a glacier.
Mom: Headed back up to the trail and to the car, totally refreshed and glad to get on an adventure together!

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