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Mount Hood from the air

On the way home from Washington State my flight path took me directly over Mount Hood in northern Oregon.






Mount Hood is a Stratovolcano of the Cascade Range and the tallest mountain in Oregon at an elevation of 11,249 feet above sea level.  Mount Hood is located approximately 50 miles east of Portland and is considered to be one of the most likely mountains in the Cascade Range to erupt.  Much like other high peaks in the Cascade Range Mount Hood is covered by glaciers with Eliot Glacier being the largest.

The Mount Hood Scenic Byway is largely on the southern slopes of the mountain.  The Byway Route largely follows US Route 26 and Oregon State Route 35.  A PDF of the Mount Hood Scenic Byway can be found here.

Mount Hood Scenic Byway PDF

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