This could be the last clear view of Mt Hood before the clouds cover it for the winter. The mountain looks sooooo bare!!!! Its almost shocking. This view is from Mt Hood Meadows, which is a ski/snowboard resort on the southeast side of the mountain. Portland is on the west side, so this is a different view than I am accustomed to seeing when I glance up from my area.
Once it starts raining (which it has actually done today), its cold enough up there now to start to accumulate snow. When I was a kid growing up only 10 miles from the base of Mt Hood, it snowed almost every Halloween. That's next weekend. I dont think we are going to reach that this year, but the snowfall will follow shortly thereafter.