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Travels 2013, page 20, Larch Mountain

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On Sunday, September 8 after we visited Multnomah and Wahneeka Falls, we drove up to Larch Mountain from where you can see at least 5 different mountain peaks. It's advertised as 5 peaks, but I've since read that there are actually several more if you know where to look and what you are looking for.

The five peaks that are described and labeled at the peak are Mounts Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood and Jefferson. Unfortunately, it seems that some of my photos didn't turn out well, so I have only a couple of the peaks themselves. Ironically, the only peak I somehow missed photographing--Mount St. Helens--is the one Fred took a picture of with his iPhone. However, because I missed shooting it, I also don't have the distance and elevation sign for it--yet I have the signs for the other peaks even though they won't be posted. Such is life, I guess!

When you've driven up Larch Mountain as far as you can to the parking lot, there is still a strenuous 1/4 mile hike (which feels like much farther!) up to Sherrard Point. It's quite steep and ends at 4,056' elevation at the viewpoint. There were times I wasn't sure I'd make it, but resting frequently helped me make it!

Larch Mountain sign
Larch Mountain sign
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Butterfly at Larch Mountain
Butterfly at Larch Mountain
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Elevation painted on the last step
Elevation painted on the last step
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Mt. Hood sign
Mt. Hood sign
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Mt. Adams sign
Mt. Adams sign
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Mount Rainier sign
Mount Rainier sign
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Sherrard Point sign
Sherrard Point sign
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Mount Jefferson sign
Mount Jefferson sign
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Mount Hood
Mount Hood
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Jean at the top of Larch Mountain
Jean at the top of Larch Mountain
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Mount Rainier in the distance
Mount Rainier in the distance
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Mount St. Helens
Altitude 8,366'
46 miles from Larch Mountain
Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens
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Fred at the top of Larch Mountain
Fred at the top of Larch Mountain
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Some of the stairs to the top of Larch Mtn.
Some of the stairs to the top of Larch Mtn.
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Tree stumps
Tree stumps
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Tree roots
Tree roots
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