Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area provide some of the most stunning vistas on Earth. Whether you’re looking up the Columbia River Gorge from Vista House or Rowena Crest, taking in Mt. Hood from Timberline Lodge or gliding past old-growth Douglas firs on the Sandy or Clackamas rivers, your eyes will never stop feasting. The Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge areas demands to be hiked, biked, paddled, sailed, fished and skied. Its bounty needs to be tasted, its history investigated, its culture and art appreciated, and its natural wonders explored. For people who are bored easily.