Mount Hood is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth highest peak in the Cascade Range. It is the second most climbed mountain in the world (second only to Japan’s holy Mt. Fujiyama). A typical cone-shaped volcano – Mount Hood hosts twelve mapped glaciers along its upper flanks.
While I’ve gotten great photos of Hood from the Jonsrud Viewpoint in Sandy, Oregon, there’s just something about the peace and tranquility that the reflection of a snow-capped mountain on a blue glacier lake can generate for the viewer. While the serenity of Mount Hood captured in its reflection on Trillium Lake is in itself mesmerizing, the natural colors of the sunset accent the majesty of Mount Hood as it reigns over the Pacific Northwest.