Oct 13, 2006

Mount Hood

This is a view of Mount Hood from the hotel where I stayed for a Poverty Conference in Portland Oregon this week.

Mt Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon, standing 11,249 feet high. Even though it looks as if it is just across the river, it is 50 miles from Portland. It is considered an active volcano but the last eruption was in 1805.

Mount Hood is part of the Mount Hood National Forest, which has 1.2 million acres (4,900 km²), four designated wilderness areas and more than 1,900 km (1,200 mi) of hiking trails. It also has six ski areas including Timberline, the only ski area in North America that operates 12 months of the year.

7 comments:

  1. This is so majestic. I guess it's not one of those "right place at the right time" photos, since Mt Hood doesn't seem to move, but WOW...talk about a nice view. :) A lovely photo, Faye. Nita

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  2. Thank you for the geographical info. The mountain looks dreamy, if that's possible for a mountain. Nice!

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  3. I can only think "Magnificent" in response to this mountain.

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  4. Wow... that's quite an amazing mountain. It's strange that a volcano that last erupted so long ago is still considered active. Thanks for sharing the background info on it too!

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  5. This is just awesome!! Looks like a postcard. Great capture :)

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