These (untouched) photos were taken on April 18, 2016 and are of Mt. Hood (and lower foothills to the south of Mt. Hood) to the west of where we were driving, between Maupin, OR and Madras, OR on Highway 197. This is a stretch of very remote highway that makes me feel very serene every time I go there. I don't know why. It is both beautiful and mysterious. I can't help but stop about every mile, get out of the car, and gaze down into the canyons and off into the distance. I could sit there for hours and contemplate life and the beauty of nature.