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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mount Hood

The weather looks cloudy today. We decided to go for one day trip to Mount Hood. It is about 2 hours drive from our house. It is the tallest mountain in Oregon 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 of Mount Hood is about 3,426 m. The peak is home to twelve glaciers. It is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range.Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely.

We stopped at Timberline Lodge. It is a National Historic Landmark located on the southern flank of Mount Hood just below Palmer Glacier. Timberline offers the only year-round lift-served skiing in North America.
ES was very excited during the journey to Mount Hood. She wanted to see the snow as she always read story books about snow, that we borrowed from the library.

The kids were happy to have a feel on the snow.

Our little heroin, LS on her tub. Many people still come here to ski. Would definitely want to ski again when the kids get older and can take care of themselves. We saw some children at the age of 6 to 7 years old, also tried to ski alone with their parents.

ES is trying to build a snowman.

MS wanted to try the tub too...

We did not stayed too long as we wanted to go to take dim sum for lunch. Daddy pushing the twins' stroller back to the parking .

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