This Souvenir Fridge Magnet Shows Oregon's Mount Hood Bathed in Rainbows
Featured in this souvenir magnet is Oregon's tallest peak: Mount Hood. The Cascade Mountains are known for their beauty, but - as we can see in this image - Mount Hood stands out. The peak is clearly visible from Oregon's largest city, Portland, and is undoubtedly one of the inspirations for the city resident's famed love for hiking and the outdoors. The Mount Hood National Forest is criss-crossed by trails. The best known is the classic Timberline Trail, which makes a loop around the mountain. The famous Pacific Crest Trail, which crosses the entire United States along the line of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, also passes through the Forest. Another popular destination in the Forest is the hike to beautiful Trillium Lake, renown because of the perfect reflections of Mount Hood in its placid waters.
Mount Hood's Historic Timberline Lodge Provides a Respite From Trekking the Wilderness
High on the slopes of Mount Hood is the mountain's oldest building, Timberline Lodge. Constructed between 1936 and 1938, it is a fine example of the grand lodges of the National Park System - a list that also includes Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone and Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park. The massive lodge became particularly famous when it was used as exterior for the hotel in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 thriller The Shining. The building is particularly popular in the winter when it serves as the ski lodge for nearby Timberline Lodge Ski Area, which has the longest ski season of any resort in the United States. The Lodge is also renown for its heated swimming pool, providing much needed relaxation after a day skiing or climbing the peak - both the Timberline Trail and the trails to the summit are accessible from the Lodge.