Got out onto Mt. Hood yesterday for the first time with the D2x. This is at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The summit -- actually with a cloud cap on it in this photo -- is at 11,235 feet, so you're looking at over a mile of vertical elevation here. The summit is about three miles away from where I'm standing. This is looking up White River Canyon from the west rim. The summit is towards the NNW so I'm on the SSE side of the mountain about 10:00 AM. Usually this time of year there would be far more snow still around. Thrre is fresh snow on the gliacier, though.