From Lost to Found: Cheryl Strayed's Journey in Photos
At 11,240 feet, Mount Hood is Oregon's tallest mountain and one of the last major sites Cheryl would encounter on her hike. It was also a major personal milestone. "The sight of it had become familiar to me, its imposing grandeur visible from Portland on clear days," she writes. "Once I reached Mount Hood, I realized I felt ever so slightly like I was home."