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Old 06-30-2011, 11:36 PM
 
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Since moving to the area around 3 months ago, I have noticed that I will be traveling down a road, the same road at the same time for weeks at a time, and all of a sudden, one day, there will be a huge, beautiful mountain in the backdrop. For example, I take 205 every day, yet it was weeks before I saw Mount Hood on my drive across the river. It has happened with Mount St Helens, and a few other mountains that I can't even name yet. I guess it's because it's usually so overcast that it's completely hidden, but still, how amazing that you can be surprised by huge snowy peaks one day out of nowhere.

Just wondering if any others that moved to the Portland area have experienced this.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Beaverton
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Yeah, and every time I see it I go, "Oh! LoOk! There's Mt Hood!!". My kids are sick of it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I've been in the area for over 2 years and I still do that every time 'the mountain is out'.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Friggs,

I lived in Portland for over 40 years. I did the same thing. "Oh look you can see X mountain today!" The sunny and or clear days kind of stick in your head.


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Old 07-01-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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It's true. We have so many cloudy days that the sun just seems to bring little miracles.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: around the 44th parallel
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I live in Bend, and the mountains are constantly in view. So I'm used to seeing them there. But I visit Portland frequently and am astonished when I'm driving along and suddenly the largest, most perfectly formed peak in the state is staring right at me! Makes me want to move there (if only it was less cloudy).
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Portland
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After awhile you get to know where you can sneek a peek at the peaks. I find myself always check to see if they are out, never get tired of seeing them.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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^^ Yes, exactly. Probably the only thing I liked about commuting between SE Portland and PCC Sylvania was getting a glimpse of the mountains whether I was driving on Barbur, Terwilliger, or I-5 NB, and going over the Ross Island Bridge. Then there is the Fremont Bridge, TV Highway eastbound, Washington SR14 out towards Camas/Washougal... I-205 of course... Division going out towards Gresham... You can get tiny glimpses of the peaks near the Sellwood Bridge and on Holgate going over the railroad tracks.

I know there are many more places...
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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I like that from my office downtown we can get a good view of Hood, St Helens, and Adams when the sun is out. There's a few spots in the West Hills like Council Crest or a couple trails in Washington Park where you can actually see Rainier in addtion to the three closest volcanos.

I like looking up at Hood when it's clear and sunny, yet sometimes you can still tell how windy it is on the upper slopes by how much snow you can see blowing off the ridges below the summit.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Yes! This just happened to me yesterday as I was walking through downtown on SW Yamhill. As I approached the waterfront, suddenly I spotted a huge snowy peak in the distance. I think it was Mt. Adams, but I don't know my mountains very well yet. In any case, it was gorgeous! I was surprised to see how much snow there still is... the whole mountain is basically covered.
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