National Geographic : 1946 Dec
() National Geographic Society .Kodachrome byRay Atkeson Aloof in Solitary Splendor, Mount Hood Rules as King of the Northern Oregon Skyline No other tall peaks thrust up near it to dispute its reign; it stands alone above the dense forests of the Cascades, risingalmost abruptly toaheight of11,245 feet. In Portland, 50 air miles away, living rooms are built with picture windows framing its snowy summit. On the lower reaches,wild rhododendrons bloom. Lost Lake atright.