Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mount Hood, Oregon

I wanted to do some more of a trip reports on Oregon. This post will be on the Mount Hood area and the hike we took to Mirror Lake.

It was a clear day the first time we saw Mt Hood, so hubby and I were both in awe. Some of these photos you might have seen on my other blog Viewingnaturewitheileen

Above is the Mt Hood Lavender farm.



I was able to zoom in pretty close to see all the snow at the mountaintop.


We had such a beautiful day for traveling around the Mt Hood loop. A gorgeous blue sky and great views of Mt Hood.



We stopped at the lodge for a late lunch. We had a nice table near the window for more views of another mountain either Mt Jefferson or Mt Adams in the distance.

 I do love these big stone fireplaces, this was looking down at the lunch buffet in the lodge's dining room.




I think there were more people there to enjoy the skiing than to enjoy the scenery.


Now we are on our hike to Mirror Lake. It is a 3 three mile round trip hike.


Along the hike, I was enjoying all the tree covered with this hanging moss.


We arrived at Mirror Lake and enjoyed the pretty view of Mt Hood and its reflection. I have so many photos from our trip, it is hard trying to choose which shots to use on my blog. So, I will be doing more of my Oregon travel reports. We had a great time and hubby loved Oregon so much he would like to retire there. I am still hoping to retire in a warmer climate. I hope you enjoyed my travel photos and stop back again to see more soon.






45 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and a gorgeous Mt. Hood. Sounds like a perfect vacation . . .

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  2. Quite an amazing place, with all the sun and the iced top mountain, and then all the greens. Mount Hood is beautiful !

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  3. This post has me rethinking my notion of big! That lavender farm would have made my day. Thanks for these images.

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  4. The mountain tops are incredible. Love the snowy tops. But those trees are quite beautiful as well.

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  5. Dearest Eileen,
    OMG, look at these gorgeous, beautiful places in Oregon. I LOVE to see the lavender blooming like that and Mount Hood under the wonderful weather♡♡♡ You always make me jealous enjoying all these lovely nature(♥^_^♥)~*
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  6. Gorgeous! I love that Lodge all built by the CCC. Would be hard not to take zillions of photos at Mt. Hood.

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  7. Dear Eileen
    Another wonderful trip with so beauty and many actions ! You had nice days ! Thank you for sharing these moments !
    Olympia

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  8. Wow Eileen :)
    magnifiche foto.
    Il luogo è veramente fantastico.
    Amerei molot poterlo visitare :))
    Baci Myriam

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  9. Fantastic shots of the beautiful scenery. That lodge luncheon looks pretty darn good too. Thanks for taking us on the hike. keep them coming. I also love your header too.

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  10. Love the photos. The place is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Those photos are real chocolate box pictures. They look too good to be real. I love the whiteness of the mountain top against that stunning blue sky.

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  12. What a beautiful place! I love the pictures.

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  13. We visited Oregon a couple of years ago. I understand your hubby's loves of the state. It is so gorgeous! But I'm a east coast girl. Photos are gorgeous!

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  14. Lovely photos, I am the type of skier that enjoys the scenery while skiing I do not speed down. :)

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  15. I loved Oregon too and would love too; what beautiful pictures of Mt. Hood!

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  16. so very nice, even if I am not ready for snow just yet. Firepalces is always a nice thing. Good for the soul.

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  17. Beautiful pictures -- I like seeing familiar places through your eyes (and camera)! Probably you should bring your sweet husband back when it is winter and cold and rainy. (But maybe you could buy a park model in Florida for Winter, I've known other people who did that ;>)

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  18. Mt.Hood is such a picturesque mountain. It must be so much fun to ski in the month of August!

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  19. such an amazing place to visit, thanks for sharing

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  20. It really is a wonderful place .... but without the snow !

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  21. Wow! Fantastic photography and beautiful place ~ Breathtaking ~ (A Creative Harbor)

    thanks for 'coming by' ^_^

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  22. These are lovely....I love water pics...love'm all. Very nice.

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  23. Hi Eileen,
    Thanks for telling me about the colors? I don't know why, for couple of months already, I have been having problems. I have changed it.

    Yesterday, I bought a lavender pillow. It is supposed to give me good sleep.

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  24. Hi there - what a great looking place - that combination of snow and blue sky is a real winner.

    I think there may be more to see in Dubai than I did - but I think the winter would be the best time to go - you could go outside without melting!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  25. Beautiful group of captures. Love the lavender farm and the mountain shots are fantastic. But, that last shot is simply gorgeous.

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  26. I love your header shot, the coast line just goes on forever. Mount Hood is certainly very majestic and dominating.

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  27. Wow Eileen these pictures are simply stunning. The colours different landscapes I do not know what I love more.

    Have a great fun filled week.

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  28. Whoa, gorgeous area! I love the shot with the white mountain top! Stunning images to travel in my mind :-)

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  29. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these!

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  30. Hi,
    Beautiful mountain scenery ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  31. What a beautiful view to see while driving. It kind of reminds me of Mt. Shasta when I first saw it from the freeway. I can't believe there is still snow up there and snowboarding activities.

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  32. Very nice series!
    Love your mountain shots! And love the last pic with the beautiful mountain and trees reflecting in the lake!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a nice week****

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  33. Eileen, Your photos of Mt. Hood and of Mirror Lake are absolutely amazing! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  34. Very nice shots! The mountain and the lake are awesome!
    Absolutely beautiful place!
    Have a nice week
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  35. Such AMAZING photos of these beautiful places.
    xo bj

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  36. sorry if I already told you. I bought a lavender pillow. Has yet to use it.

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  37. Nothing better then a trip to Oregon!! I just returned from one myself!!
    All your stories and pictures are amazing and reminds me of all my trips to Mt. Hood, and the Gorge Waterfalls!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Debbie's Travels

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  38. absolutely magnificent images Eileen...wow!

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  39. What a lovely part of the country! I like the big fireplaces, too.

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  40. Oh, dear!!! That is a slice of the paradise, I say!!!
    GREAT place!
    Love
    BShell

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  41. All your pics make me want to visit Oregon! They are all fantastic!

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  42. These are stunning. I would love to visit that lavender farm!

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  43. What a nice hike.... I'd love it.. Mirror Lake and those reflections are awesome. Love your Mt. Hood photos. Isn't it fun to eat at the lodges? We ate at 4 different ones while in Yellowstone.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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