A tug and barge offer a sense of scale opposite from the Vista House that's perched on a remnant of one of the many fifteen million year old lava flows that the Columbia river carved its channel from, creating a natural treasure with its high concentration of waterfalls and unparalleled views.
In this capture Crater rock is visible in Mt. Hoods ancient blast crater. In the foreground A victim from its last eruption in the 1790s was stripped of its limbs yet it still stands. Mt. Hood's highest ski lift the Palmer lift which services the Palmer snowfield is also visible in the lower portion of the frame.