Mount Hood

Stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc in Oregon, United States

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
Mount Hood reflected in Mirror Lake
Highest point
Elevation11,239.99 ft (3,425.95 m)NAVD 88[1] 11,240 feet (3,426 m) based on a 1993 scientific expedition,[2] and 11,239 feet (3,426 m)[3]
Prominence7,706 ft (2,349 m)[4]
U.S. state high point
Coordinates45°22′25″N 121°41′45″W / 45.373514489°N 121.695918558°W / 45.373514489; -121.695918558[1]
Mount Hood is located in Oregon
Mount Hood
Mount Hood
Parent rangeCascade Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Hood South
Age of rockMore than 500,000 years[5]
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltCascade Volcanic Arc
Last eruption1866[6]
First ascent1857-07-11 by Henry Pittock, W. Lymen Chittenden, Wilbur Cornell, and the Rev. T.A. Wood[7]
Easiest routeRock and glacier climb

The volcano is 11,240 feet (3,430 m) high. It is the highest point in Oregon. There are several ski resorts on Mount Hood. There are 12 glaciers.

Each year, runners race on foot between Mount Hood and the Pacific Ocean in the "Hood to Coast Relay."

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mount Hood Highest Point". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  2. Staff writer(s) (September 14, 1993). "How High is Hood?". Eugene Register-Guard. p. A8. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  3. Helman, Adam (2005). "Table of United States Peaks by Spire Measure". The Finest Peaks: Prominence and Other Mountain Measures. Trafford Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-4120-5995-4.
  4. "Mount Hood, Oregon". Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  5. "Mount Hood–History and Hazards of Oregon's Most Recently Active Volcano". U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 060-00. USGS and USFS. 2005-06-13. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  6. "Hood". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  7. "Glaciers of Oregon". Glaciers of the American West. Archived from the original on 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2007-02-24. quoting McNeil, Fred H. (1937). Wy'east the Mountain, A Chronicle of Mount Hood. Metropolitan Press. OCLC 191334118.