|| Photo from @robertsmith1456 || Larch Mountain, visible from the entire Portland/Vancouver area, looks like a gently sloped, second growth forest covered hill, and it is, from that angle. The real beauty of this peak lies in the eroded NE facing crater of this immense shield volcano, where some of the best old-growth forests and hiking trails in all the Columbia Gorge have delighted hikers and climbers for more than a hundred years (text from summitpost.org) || Image selected by @ericmuhr || Join us in exploring Oregon, wherever you are, and tag your finds to #Oregonexplored || #LarchMountain #ColumbiaGorge #Oregon || via Instagram http://ift.tt/2acQWag