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Mount Hood, Hood River

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The Mount Hood Wilderness is a protected wilderness area inside the Mount Hood National Forest which is located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The area, covering, includes the peak of Mount Hood and its upper slopes, and ranges from temperate rain forests at the lower elevations, to glaciers and rocky ridges at higher elevations.
The wilderness wraps around the mountain from west to northeast, and borders Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood Meadows ski lifts on some of the south and east slopes of the mountain.
Journeys to the summit are popular, but are certainly not for everyone. Mount Hood offers experienced and novice mountaineers opportunities to traverse glaciers, snowfields, steep volcanic soil, and deal with rapidly changing and difficult to predict weather. More than 10,000 climbers annually make the attempt, making Mount Hood's summit the most visited snowclad peak in America.
Numerous trails circle the mountain, from Lolo Pass on the northwest (which the Pacific Crest Trail crosses) to Cloud Cap on the northeast to the ski areas on the south. There are several historic structures (predating the wilderness designation), one of which is the remains of a stone lodge near Cairn Basin on the northwest side. Numerous pristine areas are easily accessible, such as Elk Cove on the north side of the mountain near the tree line.
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  • Two families rented a chalet on Mt Hood for our summer vacation. We hiked and explored Hood River and the Columbian River Gorge and enjoyed all the summer activities on Mt Hood and had an amazing time...  more »
  • Family reunion in Portland Oregon in February? You bet! Rain does not stop the locals(or us) from taking to the hiking trails. There are many, not strenuous, but long and beautiful through the surroun...  more »
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  • Mt. Hood does an excellent job at being a mountain. Great work! Keep it up, hood.
  • Amazing sights and beautiful scenery. I love this place, it is so magnificent with a total surprise around every corner. Anyone in the area needs to go hike and experience this awesome service place. Catch it on a good day when there is no rain you will not regret it.

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