Day Trip to the Fruit Loop - Part Two

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July 10th 2011
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Mt Hood at White RiverMt Hood at White RiverMt Hood at White River

The White River is one of the run offs from the snow melt on Mt Hood. During peak runoff, this is an enormous river with tumbling boulders.
The White River

Our second stop was at the White River.
This is one of the major runoffs for snow melt from Mt Hood.

On the east side of the mountain, the White River flows east, joins the Deschutes River and runs north to the Columbia River before becoming part of the Pacific.

In a violent roar, this river often takes out the roads in this area. The old bridge has been chipped away at by the massive boulders being pushed down this mountain.

In the rocky grey scape, you can still find wildflowers, though dwarfed, they do hang on.

We also had a view of the Miracle Mile Ski Lift on the southern slope of Mt Hood. Skiers and snowboarders were still making use of the snow!

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New Bridge at White RiverNew Bridge at White River
New Bridge at White River

There is a new bridge being built at White River - taller and stronger. This area is often washed out in the Spring melt.

In the desolate emptiness at White River, wildflowers, though dwarfed, hold on.
The Miracle Mile Ski LiftThe Miracle Mile Ski Lift
The Miracle Mile Ski Lift

The lift was still operating and people were skiing and snow boarding!

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