Mt Hood is now covered with a layer of snow, but here's a little reminder of how bare it was at summer's end.
Going through the old catalog sometimes yields some winners. This is from a camping trip in Eastern Oregon back in 2008. We broke a few rules and camped out on the side of the road inside the painted hills.
It was early October and we had camped the previous night in the Strawberry hills in what started as 6" of snow but turned into 1.5' overnight. Because of this, it didn't seem too crazy when we camped in a tarp in the Painted Hills and it got down to 19°. I took this the following morning as we roamed the hills we'd only seen briefly the evening before.
Good times huh Aaron?
The kids and I went up to Larch Mountain Sunday evening hoping for a great view of the Blood Moon Eclipse, but the alpenglow on Mt Hood during sunset totally stole the show for me. The moon came up pretty small and pretty far to the North for the shot I was hoping for, but I have been hoping for an image like this one for quite awhile so no complaints from me.
If you're familiar at all with the Larch Mt. viewpoint, you can tell we're not up top. The place was totally packed, so we, and about 20 other people hiked down around underneath the official viewpoint.