Mt. Hood looms over Portland ... an hour and a half's drive and you're in the vicinity. The classic view of this legendary volcano is from west of the downtown area ~ the Rose Garden or Pittock Mansion viewpoints even Council Crest. Today we ventured out to Kelly Point ... a wetland that has been taken over as an industrial complex except for the very tipppy tipppy point. While we were on a lovely walk along the Columbia and the Columbia Slough on a delightful spring day we also caught sight of Mt. Hood. The long focal length on the dslr brought the volcano seemingly miles closer!!!