Friday, October 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.