NW Cascades: Jefferson, Hood, and Adams
In July 2019, I saw some photos on Instagram showing that there was an incredible superbloom of beargrass just a couple hours from my home in Oregon. After significant research online, I tracked down a little known hike near Mt. Jefferson which was a prime area for beargrass, and wow...I was not disappointed! Beargrass only blooms like this every seven years on average so what I captured here is relatively rare. After an incredible evening hike here I spent the night near Mount Hood and was rewarded with a stunning sunrise the next morning at Trillium Lake. The rest of the weekend I spent hiking near Mt. Adams, the second highest mountain in Washington. It's an incredible mountain, but rarely visited due to its relative remoteness compared with Helens and Rainier.