Since moving to Portland I've been fascinated by Mt. Hood. At over 11,000 feet, Wy'east (the mountain's original name), stands majestically looking over the region. From most angles it's nearly a perfect triangle pointing to the sky and capped with pockets of snow year-round. This year, with record heat across the state, the snow seemed to shrink back into the smallest of shaded areas.
In addition to its natural glory Mt. Hood is also home to Timberline Lodge and Silcox Hut. Both were built in the late 1930's and are iconic structures. Timberline Lodge was used for the exterior shots of the classic Stephen King film The Shining. Silcox Hut was the original upper terminal for the original Magic Mile chairlift, and is now used as a mini lodge for special events.
I was lucky enough to go up to the mountain just after the first snow of the season. Covered in a light snow and clear skies, Mt. Hood lived up to all of my expectations. I spent a little time trudging around in the snow at the lodge and up at Silcox Hut and snapped a few shots.