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    Addie Bedford
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    Locale: Montana

    Companion forum thread to:

    September Around Mount Hood

    Dan Durston
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    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    Nice report! That stone shelter is awesome.

    James holden
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    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

    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!

    Steven Paris
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    Locale: Pacific Northwest


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

    John Carter


    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    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
    BPL Member


    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    And McNeil Hut too.

    Great dayhike out of Portland.

    Rio Rat


    Nice report!

    Logan K
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    Locale: Florida

    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
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    Locale: Montana

    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
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    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    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
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    Locale: Chocorua NH, USA

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

    John Mc
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    Locale: PNW

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

    Jay Wilkerson
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    Locale: East Bay

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

    Tom Peterson
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    Locale: Pacific Northwest

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

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