trip reports

September 22, 2019

McNeil Point hike

September is a great time to hike to McNeil Point on Mount Hood!

11.2 miles 2,600 ft gain

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

Cathedral Ridge and Mount Hood

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

forest at the base of Bald Mountain

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

rock formations on Bald Mountain

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

fall color on vine maples

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

heading up Bald Mountain Ridge on the Timberline Trail

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

a hint of what’s to come…

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

McGee Creek

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

mushrooms were everywhere!

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

first small tarn

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

Wow

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

on the McNeil Point Trail

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

ridge hike

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

“meep!”

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

I love the view through this small rocky meadow

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

heading up to McNeil Point

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

campsites with a view

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

continuing up past the shelter

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

looking back down towards McNeil Point shelter

Mount Hood - McNeil Point hike

Hood up close

 

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