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Old-growth Douglas Fir in the Mount Hood National Forest
Old-growth Douglas Fir in the Mount Hood National Forest

The Mount Hood National Forest is located 20 miles (32 km) east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley. The Forest extends south from the Columbia River Gorge across more than 60 miles (97 km) of forested mountains, lakes and streams to the Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mount Jefferson. The Forest encompasses some 1,067,043 acres (4318 km²). Species See text. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... A dense growth of softwoods (a forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, an area set aside for hunting). ... Mount Cook, a mountain in New Zealand A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... Running Stream The primary meaning of stream is a body of water, confined within a bed and banks and having a detectable current. ... Mount Jefferson can refer to: This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Visitors to the Forest can enjoy fishing, camping, boating and hiking in the summer, hunting in the fall, and skiing and other snow sports in the winter. Berry-picking and mushroom collection are popular, and for many area residents, a trip in December to cut the family's Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition. Fishing from a Pier Fishing is a term applied to any activity which aims to capture fish or shellfish for subsistence, scientific, commercial or recreational purposes. ... Camping is an outdoor recreational activity involving the spending of one or more nights in a tent, primitive structure, a travel trailer or recreational vehicle at a campsite with the purpose of getting away from civilization and enjoying nature. ... Boating is the activity of traveling by boat. ... Beautiful natural scenes are common hiking destinations Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Hunting is, in its most general sense, the pursuit of a target. ... Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Several types of berries from the market, but none of these are true berries. ... Basidiocarps (mushrooms) of the fungus Leucocoprinus sp. ... A Christmas tree in a German home One of the most popular traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas, the Christmas tree is normally an evergreen conifer tree that is brought in the house or used in the open, and is decorated with Christmas lights and colourful ornaments during the...

The Forest started as the Cascade Range Forest Reserve, which was established in 1893. It was then divided into several National Forests in 1908, when the northern portion was merged with the Bull Run Reserve (city watershed) and named Oregon National Forest. The name was changed again to Mount Hood National Forest in 1924. 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Bull Run watershed is the primary source of water for Portland, Oregon. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Popular destinations in the Forest include

There are 189,200 acres (766 km²) of designated wilderness on the Forest. The largest is the Mount Hood Wilderness, which includes the mountain's peak and upper slopes. Others are Badger Creek, Salmon-Huckleberry, Hatfield, and Bull-of-the-Woods. Olallie Scenic Area is a lightly-roaded lake basin that provides a primitive recreational experience. West end Timberline Lodge is a mountain lodge at 6,000 ft (1,800 m) on the south side of Mount Hood in Oregon, USA, about 60 miles (95 km) east of Portland, Oregon. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mount Hood is a dormant stratovolcano in northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. ... For other uses of the term, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation) The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ...

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