Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

National Forest

Mt Hood National Forest is such a gorgeous area. The national forest encompasses some 1,067,043 acres, and 295,917 acres of this is divided into many smaller protected wildernesses, including this small sample in the Salmon River valley.

From the Portland Hikers Field Guide: "In the 1960s, the Forest Service planned a paved highway up this canyon, connecting to Highway 26 as an alternative route to the current highway. Thankfully the canyon was included in the 1984 legislation that created the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, and will forever be protected."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Gorgeous Wildflower

Help me out! I have no idea what this pretty little wildflower is. Took a hike up in my favorite woods in the Mt Hood National Forest yesterday, and the entire trail was lined with these, as pictured below - not quite bloomed.


I was getting anxious that I would not be able to find one that had opened yet, and had almost given up when I spotted this one. But I have no idea what the gorgeous lily (?) is called. Anyone know?


UPDATE: The flower has been ID'd by a few people as a Fawn Lily, Trout Lily, Dog Tooth Violet or Erythorunium. Seems all those are the same flower, and bloom in purple, yellow and white. Thanks so much everyone who answered!