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Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby mfox79 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:48 pm

I am planning a trip via the hogs back in two weeks, does anyone have any recent information on the snow conditions?

Thanks in advance,

Mike
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:04 pm

Snow conditions change pretty drastically over the course of a few days... absolutely no telling what it'll be like in two weeks, m'fraid.
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby mfox79 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks Ben! This I am aware of. do you know if there is a website that covers current avalanche conditions?
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby Matt Lemke » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:25 pm

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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby Deb » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:21 am

Bumpity bump bump!
May be headed that way early July.
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:09 pm

Conditions on Hood are currently pretty good from what friends are saying. Early July is typically considered very late though.
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby BMS914 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:28 pm

Yeah, conditions were good. Still cool enough stuff isn't falling on climbers after sunrise. Traversed under the bergschrund and went up Pearly Gates, then descended Old Chute. Old Chute not as steep as last year. Mid July is late.

Went last year on 7/7 and it was very comfortable, but the sun came up and and started melting chunks of ice. I took one the size of a softball to the back of my helmet, which sent me sliding down the glacier. Got up and got hit in the face with a piece the size of a hockey puck that fractured my nose. June and cooler weather is better!
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby DK » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:17 pm

hi There.. yes I was up on the summit on June 9th. Snow was hard, crunchy.. We took the Old Chute. I hear there were a few icy spots on Pearly Gates. It's hard to say what conditions are like now.. they seem to change on a daily basis
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby Fletch » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:43 pm

i was up there the 14th. pearly gates route was doable if you're comfortable on ice (no real pro needed). also, the direct face route was in and of course, the old chute was a booter the whole way...
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby Ben Beckerich » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:59 pm

Direct face route?
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby Fletch » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:49 pm

Ben Beckerich wrote:Direct face route?

Call it the 'Devils Kitchen Headwall'? Sorry for the confusion...
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Re: Anyone been up Mt. Hood recently

Postby deathzonescience » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:57 pm

Climbed Wy' East route about 2 weeks ago. Snow is not skiable, too crunchy. The ski slopes are nice and groomed and I would recommend skiing down to lodge from the top of resort where the snow cat drops you off the morning of the climb. The weather can change on a dime. I lucked out, it was great weather.
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