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    Eric Brink
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    5 Mar 11, 2014

    Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of Northern Oregon. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, although 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 USGS characterizes it as "potentially active".

    The mountain is named after a British Admiral, Samuel Hood in 1792. It was then described as "A very high, snowy mountain rising beautifully conspicuous in the midst of an extensive tract of low or moderately elevated land" Lewis and Clark were the first Americans of European descent to see the mountain, on October 18, 1805. Two French explorers from Hudson's Bay Company may have traveled into the Dog River area east of Mount Hood in 1818. They reported climbing to a glacier on "Montagne de Neige" (Mountain of Snow).

    Mount Hood's elevation is at least 11,239 feet and is home to 12 glaciers, the Timberline Lodge, 6 ski areas, the Timberline Trail (around the entire Mountain), and lots of other hiking and outdoor adventure. It is the highest point in Oregon and stunning to look at in the distance. Among my favourite viewpoints have been at the top of the OHSU Tram, on the top level parking structure at PDX, an of course along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway.

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    Adrian
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Mt. Hood is the ideal place for hikers during the summer and skiers during the winter to go for a quick day trip from Portland if they feel like it. If you aren't a fan of either though, you'll get bored pretty quick because that's all you can do up there besides camp.

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    Barbara Olson
    4 Sep 27, 2012

    Beauttful mountain and ski area.

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    Lauren
    4 Aug 06, 2012

    Nice snow and not too crowded in the last week of March.

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    Terri Valentine
    3 Jul 14, 2012

    It was a scenic drive. The road had a lot of twists and turns.

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    4 Dec 05, 2011
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    4 Jan 31, 2012
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    5 Oct 05, 2011
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