Bird Creek Meadows, on the southeast side of Mt Adams, in Yakama lands, is one of the prettiest areas on Mt Adams. It is most famous for it's midsummer flowers, but this visit was on November 1, 2011, in the middle of autumn. I started hiking at the South Climb trailhead in national forest lands and hiked into the area from the west.
Entering the wilderness
First good view of Adams from the trail
Hoar frost in the soil made for deep footprints. It was probably in the 20's.
After 3+ miles, entering Yakama Lands
And the dry, sandy terrain of the national forest gives way to Bird Creek Meadows typical meadows
The reason is the frequent small creeks, literally every couple hundred yards
The ice never really melted all day
Meandering creeks - wish I had a birds eye view
This waterfall was more ice than water
More meandering creeks in the meadows
The bridge over Crooked Creek needs replacing
Crooked Creek Falls is a few hundred yards down a side trail
Hoar frost closeups
Eventually you get to the picnic area. Not sure if these tables just have short legs or the area flooded
Mt Hood above the fog