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Mount Hood, Oregon, as seen from timberline.
USGS Photo taken ca.1985 by Lyn Topinka.
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|Mount Hood Volcano|
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For the general public, Mount Hood is perhaps the most accessible and
preeminent of Oregon's volcanoes, located only 75 kilometers east-southeast of
Portland, Oregon. It is the highest peak in the state
(3,426 meters [11,239 feet]) and one of
the most often climbed peaks in the Pacific Northwest. In summer, Mount Hood's
timberline wilderness is a pastoral garden for backpackers. In winter and
spring the volcano's slopes host several downhill ski runs and cross-country
U. S. Highway 26 crosses the south flank of Mount Hood, and Oregon Highway 35 meets it along the east side. Numerous paved or graded roads provide further access. A hiking trail encircles the volcano, much of which is protected within the Mount Hood Wilderness, part of the Mount Hood National Forest.
-- Excerpt from: Sherrod, 1990, IN: Wood and Kienle, 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: Cambridge University Press, 354p.
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