"Spectacular Backdrop to Portland" Top 5 Page for this destination Mount Hood by aussiedoug
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Mt Hood is an absolutely spectacular backdrop to Portland.
We visited it after driving down from Seattle then a short stay at Crystal Mountain.
It makes skiing easily accessible for people living in Portland. From memory I think it took us about an hour to get to Timberline Lodge from our hotel.
I believe there is summer skiing on the glacier?
Would love to revisit not just Mt Hood, but Portland, Seattle and lots more of the Pacific Northwest in another season, preferably much warmer.
Scary to think, though that it is actually a dormant volcano! Just like Mt Rainier and I guess Mt Baker as well. What about Mt Batchelor (is that spelling correct?)?
That's part of what makes the Pacific Northwest so spectacular scenery wise, being located on the Pacific rim/ring of fire.
Thanks to mark mtncorgi who helped me by idnetifying some photos I took so now I can add this one I took while driving up to Mt Hood. Apparently this is just out of Gresham on U.S. 26 heading up to Mt Hood. Thanks again Mark!
- Pros:Beautiful scenery, quite good skiing
- Cons:None really
- In a nutshell:Worth seeing close up. Not just from Portland
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