Looking east while climbing the east end of Rimrock trail - looking over the Shellrock creek drainage
We encountered a little bit of snow while ascending the east side of Mt Mitchell
Looking north to Mt Hood
Oak Grove Work center down below
Mt Hood from about the top of Mount Mitchell proper
Unusual blazing pattern - water nearby maybe?
The "pond" at the beginning of the Cottonwood Meadows trail
First "meadow" on Cottonwood Meadows trail
Dogs playing in the COLD water
Found this interesting boat on the south side of Cottonwood Meadows lake (whatever it is called) - the lake on this side was frozen solid - about an inch of ice
outh side of Cottonwood Meadows lake (whatever it is called) - the lake on this side was frozen solid - about an inch of ice. We walked in it for a little bit - the dogs were walking all over the place.
Cottonwood Meadows lake - you can see the ice part way out into the lake. This part of the lake probably gets no sun this time of year
Mt Jefferson from 5830-210 Spur road
Overlook and Mt Mitchell proper from 5830-210 spur road