Mt Hood, the highest peak in Oregon (11,249 ft at its peak) was the destination at the end of our drive today. It is one of several volcanic mountains in Oregon and Washington. From our campground in Rufus, we took a 225 mile circuitous route through the countryside to Mt. Hood, returning through Hood River, and crossing the Columbia to finish our drive on the Washington side (see map at bottom of post).
For a slideshow of the day, including pictures from the historic Mt. Hood Lodge, click on the collage: