Mount Hood National Forest

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The Mount Hood National Forest is the closest national forest to Portland and encompasses the northern end of Oregon's Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge. Established in 1908 as the Oregon National Forest and renamed the Mount Hood National Forest in 1924, it now consists of more than a million acres. The forest is home to Oregon's tallest mountain, as well as eight designated wilderness areas covering more than 300,000 acres. The forest is also the site of the historic Timberline Lodge and old Barlow Road, the final leg of the Oregon Trail. Thousands of visitors come to the forest every year for camping, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, and other recreational pursuits.
ISBN: 9781467131209
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Oregon native Cheryl Hill is a photographer and hiker who has been visiting the Mount Hood National Forest ever since she was a child. A lifelong history buff, she is the author of a blog on Mount Hood history and works as a librarian in the Portland area. The photographs in this book come from the collections of the US Forest Service and other organizations.
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