“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir, The Mountains of California
I am very excited to say that I just ordered a 24 x 36 inch framed canvas print of one of my favorite photographs from Oregon – close view of snow capped Mt. Hood from the Zigzag Canyon. It will be placed in the bedroom, on the wall above the bed.
Last year in May we’ve spent a week in Oregon. It was my first trip to Pacific Northwest, and as I expected – I fell in love with the region. We started the week with few days in Portland, then few days at the Pacific coast, few days at Mt. Hood and brief day in Columbia River Gorge.
While in Mt. Hood Wilderness we did a day hike to Paradise Park Trail, about 14-mile loop trail that starts right behind Timberline Lodge. The trail is considered strenuous, but it’s well worth it – it took us through some amazing scenery, well deserved solitude and the breathtaking panoramic vistas in three directions. From beautiful Mt. Hood itself, proudly standing tall, with its cloud capped snowy peak, to Mt. Jefferson, Mt. St. Helens, and even Columbia River.
Majority of the trail was covered with snow, since it was still pretty early in the season, that made walking bit more difficult. The trail itself didn’t seem as strenuous as I imagined. During the 13-14 mile hike we’ve gained about 2,200 feet in elevation change, what didn’t seem a lot (both my husband and I are avid hikers). I found that, the hardest part of the trail, at least for me, was crossing of the Zigzag River. We had to cross it twice – once in the morning – that was slightly easier, since the water wasn’t as high as in the afternoon. On our way back – the water level was a lot higher, as more snow melted in the sunshine what made the crossing more difficult. Even though Zigzag River is considered an easy cross, it was quite the challenge to find the right place to cross.
We loved every minute of the hike, and planning on walking the whole Timberline Trail in the near future.
For those who have never hiked in Mt. Hood area, especially the Timberline Trail – Mt. Hood area is famous for bridgeless mountain stream crossings. The bridges wouldn’t be able to withstand the melting waters rushing down the mountain, so there are several streams you have to cross on foot. If you are interested in hiking in that area, please do your research.
But back to the subject – here is the framed canvas print 24 x 36 inch I ordered. Once it arrives, I will update the post with the actual photo of the print.
If you are interested in purchasing this exact photograph, framed and printed on canvas, exactly how it is pictured, please contact me via email. This would be considered a custom order.
However you can order a paper print in all sizes and finishes, unframed wrapped canvas or metal print of this photograph by visiting my website .
Visit Meg Szymanska Photography website to view my work.