I grew up in the outdoors and I have found that my love for it has lead me to want to capture great vistas. However, in the Eastern US, there are not that many great vistas to see. It was not until in the past few years that I was able to make it past the Mississippi River and go further west. I had always told everyone that I would not come back once I made it there. I must say that it has been very hard to remain on the Eastern side of the country. The vastness of the west can not be expressed in words, only felt while standing in it.
Today’s Photo: Mount Hood and Mirror Lake
Of the few places I have had the pleasure of visiting on the west coast, Oregon has been my favorite. It seems to have that nice balance of city and outdoors. I was able to take a short hike to the top of Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain and get a wonderful view of Mirror Lake and Mount Hood. Now to explain the vastness. The top of Mount Hood is just above the clouds. I am standing near the top of Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain. The distance between the two points is five miles as the crow flies and several thousand feet in elevation difference.
This is another shot I was able to get of Mount Hood.