I always look forward to this time of year when I can go trail running in the Cascades high country. It was still pretty snow-covered above 5500' but what a day to be up there. In my opinion, Jefferson Park is one of the most beautiful spots in the Oregon Cascades. We didn't go all the way to the lakes but I'm assuming they're beginning to look a bit like the one pictured below, which is a little lower in elevation.
|Jefferson Park, still buried in snow, as seen from low ridge above the Breitenbush River|
|My faithful trail running partner, Trillium, cooling off.|