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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
September Around Mount Hood on 11/16/2010 15:22:19 MST Print View

Companion forum thread to:

September Around Mount Hood

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Stone on 11/16/2010 15:26:58 MST Print View

Nice report! That stone shelter is awesome.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
ascent on 11/16/2010 16:08:30 MST Print View

i got too excited when i saw mt hood ... i thought that we'd get to see a summit push ;)

John Carter

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: September around Mt. Hood on 11/16/2010 16:27:02 MST Print View

Very nice report! I've wanted to do this for years, but have at this point only sectioned hiked portions of it. Forgive me if I add a few photos of my own; I don't mean to upstage your photos, but this is my absolute favorite mountain to photograph, and looking at your photos of this loop has gotten me looking at my own pictures over the past 5 years, which I'd like to share:

Yocum Ridge 1

Mt. Hood 1

Mt. Hood alpenglow

Mt. Hood flowers

Mt. Hood close

Mt. Hood low

Mt. Hood Paradise

McNeil 3

McNeil 1

McNeil 2

Trillium Lake 2

Hood River

Silver Star

Mt. Hood 2

Mt. Hood 3

I've never pulled these photos together in one place until now, and looking at them all at once, I feel overwhelmingly grateful, humbled, and fortunate to have experienced the beauty of this mountain on so many different occasions. You have inspired me to complete the loop next summer!

Edited by jcarter1 on 11/16/2010 16:48:48 MST.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
September Around Mount Hood on 11/16/2010 18:41:36 MST Print View


Great photos! My avatar looks like the same spot as your #5 pic.

John Carter

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: September Around Mount Hood on 11/16/2010 22:13:19 MST Print View

Yes, those are the same location! What a dramatic location; it just feels so huge when you are there, these pictures don't do it justice.

Jerry, thank you for the first really detailed photos of the Eliot Glacier damage area that I've seen. Now that I've got a visual feel for the area, and know to plan an extra 2.5 hours in detour time, I feel like I can plan around it.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
September Around Mount Hood on 11/16/2010 23:18:50 MST Print View

And McNeil Hut too.

Great dayhike out of Portland.

Rio Rat
(Rio) - F
September Around Mount Hood on 11/17/2010 03:51:35 MST Print View

Nice report!

Logan Kidwell
(Logan) - MLife

Locale: Maine
great report on 11/17/2010 07:08:17 MST Print View

Thanks for an awesome report. In the "best practices" category though,

Your handline for stream crossing should probably be on the upstream side of you so that it doesn't become an entrapment hazard should you lose your footing.

Once again, awesome report!


Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
mt hood on 11/17/2010 08:11:57 MST Print View

nice report- thanks

I know "typical" weather is hard to put a finger on, but what would you consider typical weather for September- I'm guessing it might a little different early Sept vs late Sept- when was your trip?



jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 11/17/2010 16:52:26 MST Print View

Just got back from a short trip and read people's comments

John - great pics - I'm an amateur with a point and shoot but if I go to nice locations and take lots of pictures a few of them are pretty good :)

I like your picture #1 with a sea of clouds encroaching on the mountain - very typical phenomena

If you don't go down to Cloud Cap, the Eliot detour adds only a little distance and time. The field guide has a little more detail and will have recent reports.

I agree, handline should be on the upstream side so people don't get swept into the line and then toppled. Those people in the picture started to cross on the wrong side and I recommended that they switch sides.

I was there Sept 2 to 6, 2010. Any time September is best, because weather is usually good and the snow has melted so streams are the easiest to cross. However, several years ago there were several days of heavy rain in September and someone going around the mountain drownd while crossing a stream. You have to watch weather reports.

Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Around Mt Hood on 11/17/2010 22:06:54 MST Print View

Great article and pictures!
You have me pining for the great Northwest.

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
I know what I'm doing next summer on 11/18/2010 09:07:53 MST Print View

I have a buddy with a second home at Hood River. I know I can talk him into this hike. Great pictures!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
September Around Mount hood on 11/18/2010 18:21:32 MST Print View

Excellent stuff Jerry-I like your shelter...
On my bucket list for sure........

J Thomas Peterson
(tpeterson1959) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Thank You! on 11/24/2010 11:13:51 MST Print View

Nice article and great pictures. It makes me wonder why I ever left the PNW.