Hood, Mount

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Mount Hood, peak, 11,235 ft (3,424 m) high, NW Oreg., in the Cascade Range, E of Portland; highest point in the state and the center of Mt. Hood National Forest. A symmetrical, dormant volcano with glaciers and forested lower slopes, it is a favorite mountain-climbing and skiing center. Timberline Lodge, a ski resort on the slopes, is one of the finest examples of WPA mountain architecture.