“This is one of my favorite places to hike,” says artist Rod Frederick. “I really enjoy the sights and sounds found high in the timberlands during this time of the year.” Wildlife takes full advantage of the short mountain summers, when many different species are tossed together into the same habitat – much like a salad. As the days get longer and warmer, the snow disappears and everything springs to life. The Cascade Mountains provide a stunning background for the wild alpine flowers and butterflies as the singing of white crown sparrows fills the air. Through the art of Rod Frederick, you can bask in the delights of a fleeting mountain summer all year long.