I was watching a special on the Travel Channel (hey, it was just while I was eating dinner, I swear!) called "The Top Ten Wonders of the West" (or something similar). Mt. Hood made number 5! And I learned that it's the second most climbed peak in the world. Wow. (I wonder what the cut-off is for "peak", though.) They tried to make Mt. Hood sound "dangerous yet beauitful" as they emphasized the volcano factor (ooooooooh) and showed clips from the climbing accident a few years ago where the rescue helicopter crashed). I'd also like to say that one of the reasons my mom is awesome is she climbed Mt. Hood.
They did a piece on Carlsbad Caverns (which was number 7)...that place looks so rad. Oh man...this special is making me a little sad that I didn't take a job with the SCA working in a national park. It makes me want to live on the West Coast so I can be a mountain woman.