We just climbed Cooper Spur last week, and we dropped a camera while climbing and it bounced down and out of sight presumably down the route to the glacier or it might have stayed on the Spur. If anyone happens to find the camera (a very long shot I know...) I would love to get the memory card out of it as we had some great pictures on it (the camera will probably be toast). Also we got a ride back to Tilly Jane from the South Side with someone named Ed, and someone in our party left an ice tool in his vehicle (this was an expensive trip...). Ed climbs on Hood alot, so if someone knows him, could they steer him my direction. Thanks!
Anyone interested in heading up the Cooper Spur route, summit or not, should know that the access road up to the Tilly Jane campground is closed for the season due to past fire damage. The only access (according to the ranger station) to the campground is by hiking the Tilly Jane trail from the trailhead, which adds a lot of elevation and about 1 1/2-2 hrs to your hike, not to mention the pound of dust you'll pick up from the ash.