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Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:24 pm

Bumping this up since I'll be headed to Portland next week. Any recent beta would be greatly appreciated, either posted here or drop me an email. I'm trying to decide whether to pay for another bag to come with me on the flight north.

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Laura 8)
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Postby ClimbandBike » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:42 pm

Perfect conditions for beer tasting in Portland.

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Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:51 pm

Hmmm... good thing the trip's a week out... but beer tasting TOTALLY works! :D
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Postby dskoon » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:54 pm

Climb and bike, you're right on that one. :lol:
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Postby cbcbd » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:21 am

ClimbandBike wrote:Perfect conditions for beer tasting in Portland.

"Friday: Snow showers. High near 25. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 21 to 27 inches possible. "

Geez!
Right on C&B!
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Postby Nitrox » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:15 am

Anyone been up recently and know what the snow and avi conditions are for the old route?
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Postby Princess Buttercup » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:10 pm

Yeah, not what I would call conducive to a nice climb. I'll stick to schussing and maybe some wine tasting/shopping at Mountain Hardwear... :D
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Postby Nitrox » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 pm

Thanks guys, the avalanche data looked sketchy.
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Postby OJ Loenneker » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:33 am

Look here for real time images of the south side.

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Postby Peak Freak » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:57 am

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Postby JCarlson » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:12 pm

The weather looks good this weekend, but I'm a bit concerned by the recent snow accumulation on Hood. Anybody else thinking of giving it a go on Saturday?
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Postby dskoon » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:51 pm

Sunday looks to be the better day.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... 1&map.y=64

Not sure about avalanche conditions, but, the mountain is accumulating snow, more up high, and it has been windy up there.
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Postby Brian Jenkins » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:30 pm

My usual climbing partner has summitted about 5 times in the last couple of weeks solo and had to say as of last weekend: Hogsback is again left of the Gates by about 75 feet with a 45-50 degree snow traverse and then a short section of about 50 degree ice through the Gates. If you go via the Old Chute, he said it was steeper than normal, about 45 degrees and people are going up through all different variations over there in the rocks as the steepness is all about the same. Just expect steeper angles than normal years and consider a second tool for the Gates.

Check the Timberline Lodge website for up to date snow amounts up to 7000' and I'd guess on it being a bit more up higher with higher winds. Have made a few attempts on Leuthold lately myself and it indeed has been pretty windy up there. Good luck.
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