Hood River Valley, Oregon

In continuing from last weeks post from our recent road trip up to the Seattle area from Los Angeles, I wanted to share some captures from the Hood River Valley in Northern Oregon. We stopped here after visiting Crater Lake in Southern Oregon (pics from that coming soon). Hood River is a town located on the confluence of the Hood River and The Columbia River. Just south of the town is a stunningly beautiful agricultural valley. The valley is known for its tree fruit agriculture—including one of the world’s largest pear growing areas. There is a mapped out drive around the valley called the “Fruit Loop”. It lists a number of places to visit where the twenty-nine member stands offer you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. We chose to stop at an apple orchard where we were able to pick our own fruit. Loved the experience as neither my wife or I have picked apples from an orchard since we were young. It also high-lighted an old country store where in respect to covid, goods were displayed outside in front of the historic building.

This weeks captures were taken along the fruit loop and as Mt Hood is a prominent backdrop in the valley, I couldn’t resist these shots with the fall color.

Hood River Valley Fruit Stand
Mt. Hood Oregon
Autumn Colors Hood River Valley
Mount Hood Close Up


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37 thoughts on “Hood River Valley, Oregon

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      For us this was the first time of seeing what I call the backside of Mt. Hood. I’m so use to seeing it rom the Portland side and it does stand out as one of the taller and more pointed volcanoes along the line that start in Northern Cal with Mt. Shasta clear up to Mt. Baker in northern Washington. Thanks for stopping by Dan!!

  1. tiffanymendonca

    These photos are absolutely stunning, beautiful, perfect day you captured! I also loved that you gave a background story to this post, super helpful and insightful and brings the photos to life.

  2. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    Holy Hannah! With that magnificent mountain in the background, it hardly seems real. You’ve framed it so beautifully, Kirt. The colors, the composition, lighting — and that cloud. These take my breath away. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      The cloud blew me away….couldn’t have ordered something so cool! The framing of the shots…..you have no idea how much time I put into some shots and then others I never touch them from the original shoot. The first and second and third shots are untouched….I like to think I have a good eye in framing a capture. The last one I had to sit on it for a day…changed the framing slightly and then sat on it again. It all came together this morning….I know you must go through the same thing writing….thanks for the feedback and for stopping by!

  3. Nancy

    Wow! These captures of the cascades and Mt. Hood are breathtaking. And that cloud is the cherry on top!
    Thank you for sharing my friend!
    Take care Kirt.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It is really a beautiful area…in all our years of going up to Seattle, we had never driven that side of Oregon. That particular valley is stunning…we fell in love with it!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It had to do with the wind flow around the peak and there is a name for that type of cloud which eludes me at the moment. I do know that if flying….avoid that type of cloud.


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