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Mount Hood from Bridgeton, Portland in fall 28th October 2011

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Mount Hood from Bridgeton, Portland in fall

The story behind "Mount Hood from Bridgeton, Portland in fall"

This was taken while crossing a bridge over the mighty Columbia River, from Vancouver (Washington, USA) to Portland (Oregon). Though Portland is rumored to be the most cycle friendly city in the US, actually getting in on our bicycles was not that easy at all…

Anyway, the view to Mount Hood was beautiful in the late afternoon, while flocks of birds flew over a side arm of the river, lined with the houseboats of the Bridgeton neighbourhood.

Mount Hood, called Wy’east by the Multnomah tribe, is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It was formed by a subduction zone and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties.

The height assigned to Mount Hood’s snow-covered peak has varied over its history. Modern sources point to three different heights: 11,249 feet (3,429 m) based on the 1991 U.S. National Geodetic Survey, 11,240 feet (3,426 m) based on a 1993 scientific expedition, and 11,239 feet (3,426 m) of slightly older origin.

The peak is home to twelve glaciers. It is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range.[9] Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely. Still, the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7 percent, so the USGS characterizes it as “potentially active”, but the mountain is informally considered dormant.

(info from Wikipedia, see this page for much more info about Mt Hood).

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