At 11,237 feet, Mount Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and the centerpiece of the 1,067,043-acre Mount Hood National Forest. A ?playground? for Oregonians and visitors alike, this national forest offers recreational opportunities ranging from mountain biking, fishing, and scenic drives to skiing and snowboarding, mountain climbing, camping, and whitewater rafting. It is home to myriad animal and plant life, including elk, bear, deer, ducks, Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, orchids, avalanche lilies, paintbrush, and much more. Now this spectacular area is brought to life through the stunning color photography of Hood River native PETER MARBACH. MOUNT HOOD: THE HEART OF OREGON offers breathtaking views of the mountain's surroundings and the flora and fauna that call the mountain home. Here are all of the popular destinations?Timberline Lodge, built in 1937 high on Mt. Hood; Lost, Trillium, and Timothy Lakes; Multnomah Falls, Rock Creek Reservoir, and portions of the Old Oregon Trail, including Barlow Road. This stunning pictorial also includes many of the lesser-known areas of the national forest as well. MOUNT HOOD is a wonderful keepsake for anyone who cherishes the crowning jewel of Oregon.