I managed to carve out a place to park off Highway 20
First trek of the season, light powder and snow in the trees.
First glimpse of an old friend.
Weather is improving as I make my way up the road.
A little opening in the trees.
Iron Mountain too.
After 90 minutes, I reach the spot.
The clouds cleared ...
... to reveal Mt. Jefferson.
Three Fingered Jack shows up.
Using the zoom, I get a good view of the lookout at the top of Iron Mountain.
Cone Peak comes into view.
This waterfall is roaring.
Far down the trail, distant peaks to the east.
At the bottom of the road, coverage gets slim.
Do I cross this?
Yes, because I know the view of Echo peaks awaits.
South Peak zoom.
Far up the pass to the west, Iron Mountain is visible.
A closeup shows the hikers lookout.
I am taking the quick tour to one of checklist view spots.
Looking back on a very cold afternoon.
No views to the south, but the east is prime.
Cone and Iron.
I will zoom in.
Fresh snow and cold temps, nothing will be melting soon.
And the spire.
At the view spot, a peek at Jumpoff Joe.
This might be a different angle of Jumpoff Joe.
My silent forest.
No turns this time.
The best view of Iron Mountain today.
A distant view, time to zoom.