Image of Oregon’s Wy’East/Mt Hood

Wy’East I (Mt Hood) resin, mixed media, wood 12″ x 12″ 2019 by Julianna Paradisi (julparart)

Wy’East, the 500,000 year old sleeping volcano mountain, projecting 11, 249 feet into the sky, is the commanding personality of the Portland, Oregon skyline. It is the largest mountain in Oregon. On a clear day like today, it is a wonder to behold.

Wy’East was renamed Mt Hood on October 29, 1792, after Lord Samuel Hood, a British admiral, by Lt William Broughton, a member of Captain George Vancouver’s discovery expedition.

But I prefer Wy’East.

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