NW Adventures,  Maps & GPS Tracks

Mount Hood

Saturday’s forecast was perfect for a solo run up to the summit of Mount Hood. Left the truck at 4:10 am, hit the hogsback at 7:30 am, then pushed for the summit…arriving at 8:15 am. Hung out at the summit for a while, seeing several others I knew, then headed off, getting back to the truck at 11:00 am. Later in the evening, hearing that there was a rescue of three injured climbers, I was glad I got up there, and off the mountain early, before the mountain started falling apart.

Slogging up the mountain, watching dawn arrive…
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On the hogsback, watching other climbers ascend the old chute route…
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Looking south at Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters, as the sun rises…
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Looking down the mountain, at Timberline at sunrise…
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At the summit ridge, looking NE…
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One other on the summit ridge…
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From the summit of Mount Hood, looking west, at other climbers heading to the summit…
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Leaving the summit with a crowd of other climbers…
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Looking down at my descent route…
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Back on the hogsback, looking at many climbers still heading up, and a few heading down the old chute route…
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Mount Hood summit, through an ice sculpture…
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Here’s more pics in my Picasa Album…

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