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July 28, 2012: Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood, Oregon

The 2011 Dollar Lake Fire obliterated a huge swath of forest on the north side of Mount Hood just below the Timberline Trail; this was my first trip through the burned area. We hiked from the Vista Ridge Trailhead up to Wy'east Basin, then up the unofficial trail that takes you to Barrett Spur. We walked along the snowfield/glacier on the west side of the spur, scrambled up the south end (which is fun but not for the faint of heart) and went down the north end. Then we went straight north to Dollar Lake, bushwhacked down to the snow-covered Timberline Trail, and traversed west to Wy'east Basin before heading back down Vista Ridge as the sun set.

(On the way home, we discovered that after 10:30pm in Sandy, your only dining choices are McDonald's and Taco Bell.)

living beargrass & dead trees bark turned to charcoal avalanche lily pink mountain heather Mount Hood through burnt trees
bark peeling off a burnt tree burnt trees Mount Hood & paintbrush tall mountain shooting stars avalanche lilies
moth western pasqueflowers wildflowers lupines Barrett Spur & Mount Hood
snow-dwelling spider snow-dwelling spider Allison & Tracy Mount Hood & Ladd Glacier penstemon & phlox
cushion buckwheat phlox Tracy and Allison scrambling up Coe Glacier Allison, windy
Drummond's anemones Dollar Lake Fire damage in Elk Cove & Pinnacle Ridge fire damage on Stranahan Ridge Mount Hood Allison
Tracy & the moon alpine pussytoes lupines showy Jacob's ladder Cascade rockcress
Mount Hood & Dollar Lake Mount Adams & evening meadow Barrett Spur, Mount Hood, & the moon avalanche lilies burned trees & avalanche lilies
burned trees at sunset Killer Tree burnt trees at sunset burnt trees at sunset sunset through burnt trees

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