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Mt. Hood Hogsback

 

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Object Title: Mt. Hood Hogsback

Date Climbed/Hiked: May 17, 2008

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Spring

 

Page By: jnaleway

Created/Edited: May 18, 2008 / May 18, 2008

Object ID: 404688

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Mt. Hood Hogsback Dead End

 
Mt. Hood Hogsback
Mt. Hood Hogsback Dead End

This was the first climb of Mt. Hood for my son Patrick and I. We left the Timberline Parking Area about 2 AM and climbed up the SnowCat road in beautiful moonlight, and arrived at Copper Spur at dawn. Entering Devil's Kitchen, returning climbers told us that the Hogsback had shifted to the west, and was impassible. A few climbers had tried to ascend using the Old Chute route, but the summit ridge was icy and windy and they still couldn't reach the summit. So we stopped at the Hogsback. Still a wonderful day of climbing up in the high ridges with many sights, smells (fumaroles) and sounds (rock slides). Glissading down to the parking area in brilliant sunshine was fun.

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Mt. Hood Hogsback

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