This is Mt. Hood, as seen from the desert. The air was hazy, but that only makes the peak stand out more by contrast. I like the way it hovers over the golden grass.
I caught the last rays of sun on the mountain as I began the stretch of highway that rounds the great peak before you get to Government Camp.
Here the last rays of sun turn the rocks and snow a gentle pink.
It was breathtaking, as always, and today it was cold. The snow is fairly new as of about a week or so, and we'll need more storms before the slopes are open for skiing. By the time I got down to Gresham, it was dark and I missed a turn. I now know the way from Gresham to I-205. You just go straight.