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Mount Hood, Hood River

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Volcano Mountain
Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It was formed by a subduction zone on the Pacific coast and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50mi east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties. In addition to being Oregon's highest mountain, it is one of the loftiest mountains in the nation based on its prominence.The height assigned to Mount Hood's snow-covered peak has varied over its history. Modern sources point to three different heights: 11249ft, a 1991 adjustment of a 1986 measurement by the U.S. National Geodetic Survey (NGS), 11240ft based on a 1993 scientific expedition, and 11239ft of slightly older origin. The peak is home to 12 named glaciers and snowfields. It is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely. Still, the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7 percent, so the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) characterizes it as "potentially active", but the mountain is informally considered dormant.
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  • We spent a lovely two hours touring the Timberline Hotel and walking a short piece of the Pacific Rim Trail. The wild flowers were in bloom and the trail was well groomed and a spectacular walk with v...  more »
  • Because Trillium Lake (shown in picture above) was absolutely jam packed on the Saturday we were there, unless you're going to kayak, try to find another day to go (even then, it's not a bad idea to g...  more »
  • A wonderful landscape, in the height of summer and with more than half of the mountain covered with snow. It is big enough, go along the road watching it is a true spectacle. There are some valleys and ski resorts so that it can better appreciate.
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