Mount Hood is a dormant volcano, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe. It is in the U.S. state of Oregon, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Portland. It is described as a "potentially active" stratovolcano.
Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake
|Elevation||96,249 ft (29,337 m) NAVD 88 11,240 feet (3,426 m) based on a 1993 scientific expedition, and 11,239 feet (3,426 m)|
|Prominence||7,706 ft (2,349 m) |
U.S. state high point
|Parent range||Cascade Range|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Hood South|
|Age of rock||More than 500,000 years|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Cascade Volcanic Arc|
|First ascent||1857-07-11 by Henry Pittock, W. Lymen Chittenden, Wilbur Cornell, and the Rev. T.A. Wood|
|Easiest route||Rock and glacier climb|
Each year, runners race on foot between Mount Hood and the Pacific Ocean in the "Hood to Coast Relay."
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