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Mount Hood  Oregon   #4379
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Oregon Cascades

Height: 3426 m -> 11240 feet
Prominence?: 2346 m above Abbot Pass
Line Parent?: Leavitt Peak (805.5 km away, at bearing 167 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Whitney (1018.0 km away)

Location:   45.37350,-121.69600     45:22:25, -121:41:46   10T 602105 5025270 (40 km S of Hood River).   AreaCode: EM51/DG79
First Ascent: 1857 H.L.Pittock (the newspaper man), L Chittenden, W.Cornell, T.A.Wood
Mount Hood from Barlow Ridge
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Oregon . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Oregon .Mount Hood is one of the chain of big Cascade volcanoes, and the highest mountain in Oregon. Due to its easy access, just a 1 hour drive east of Portland, it is one of the most often climbed mountains in the USA. Its classic white volcanic shape is clearly visible from eastern Portland. There are numerous routes up the peak, but perhaps the most common is to start from the parking lot at the Timberline Lodge at 1800 m, and follow the ski lifts up the first part. Like most American peaks, there is a tradition of 3:00 AM starts up the mountain, with the summit usually reached before 10:00 AM. Crampons and ice axe are fairly mandatory, due to the steep icy ridge before the summit. However, the majority of parties do not rope up, since there is little crevasse danger. One interesting item near the summit are the frequent volcanic vents which steam and fume away, discolouring the snow. There can be rockfall late in the day. Great ski descent in the softening snow.

Like most of the major volcanoes, Mount Hood stands alone; the surrounding peaks are rolling wooded hillsides. From the summit, the nearest glaciated peak is Mount Saint Helens to the north. Although not a wilderness experience by Canadian standards, Mount Hood is a pleasant spring diversion.

Trip Reports within 1 km
49 2004.07.12 July 2004 Mount Hood Climb Randy Carstens
35 2000.04.15 Mount Hood - a pleasant spring diversion Robin Tivy

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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
24 Mount Hood - Southwest Slopes Fred Touche
18 Mount Hood from Barlow Ridge Wayne Weber
11 Lookout Mountain and Mount Hood Simon Chesterton
10 Mount Hood from Lost Lake Kevin Altheim
7 Aerial View of Mount Hood Kevin Altheim
6 Upper Portion of South Slopes of Mount Hood Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
13 Mount Hood beyond Olallie Butte Klaus Haring