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The Local's Guide to Mt. Hood

Whether you’re a rabid ski bum or have never strapped on a pair of snowshoes, we’ve got the inside line on our beloved mountain’s essential experiences.

  • Published 12/01/2009

Bro Encore

Parlez-Vous "Bro"? Part Deux

More mountain lingo for the truly bro-tastic.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 11/19/2009

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Our Mt Hood

The best of our reader submitted photos

  • Published 11/19/2009


The Big Melt

Mount Hood's 12 glaciers have shrunk a collective 40 percent since 1901, and according to a PSU geology professor, "Our children could see summer skiing on Hood go away."

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/18/2009


The Hood Old Days

Who was the first person to summit the mountain? Who dedicated Timberline Lodge? What's the deal with that igloo thing? This slideshow is sure to give you all the details on the history of Mt Hood.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 11/17/2009


The Inside Track at Mt. Hood Meadows

Welcome to Mt Hood Meadows. With terrain this good, you can’t afford to stand around gaping, wondering where to go. You need a plan. So we tapped Jeremy Riss, the mountain’s ski-school manager, for some solid advice on our local volcano’s biggest ski area

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 11/10/2009


Lore of the Mountain

Since 1896, more than 130 people have died in the process of summiting Mt. Hood. Still, more than 10,000 people attempt the feat each year. Here are five of the most unforgettable stories from Hood's peaks.

  • By Ivan Miller and Brian Barker
  • Published 11/10/2009


Parlez-Vous "Bro"?

Here's a guide to snow slang for those upcoming days on the mountain.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 11/09/2009


Mt. Hood

As the temperatures dip towards freezing, that big A-shaped peak to the east, Mt. Hood, calls to Portlanders. We've put together a guide that highlights 23 of the mountain's most essential experiences.

  • By Kelly O'Connor, Rachel Ritchie, Christopher Van Tilburg, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/09/2009