About 25-40 Highpointers had plans to climb Mount Hood while attending the convention. Due to crappy weather and avalanche danger only a few made the summit. We had permits to climb Mount Saint Helens, but did not attempt it due to heavy rain that day.
My wife and I and son Ryan had a great week in Oregon. We hiked Silver
Falls, the Columbia River Gorge, went on the Portland Brew Tour, shopped at
Powell's Bookstore, visited Mount Saint Helens, climbed the county
highpoints of Clatsop & Washington counties with Bob Bolton, and hiked the Smith Rocks
I thought that the Arthur Marshall presentation by Kenyon Rainier
Stebbins was fantastic. Imagine trying to do state highpoints by train,
hitchhiking, and with very little beta (no Summitpost or guidebooks).
http://blog.oregonlive.com/terryrichard ... igh_p.html
photos from facebook update. Is that Don Holmes, author of the 50 state highpoint guide in the 50-completer photo? (lower-right)