Soon, the summit will be very crowded

Memorial day congestion as climbers head up the hogback and skirt the bergscrund to the left. A cloud cap obscures the Pearly Gates and even more climbers. Click on this pic twice to get a larger format 5-24-03
My Trip Report on this is found HERE.

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Deltaoperator17

Deltaoperator17 - Dec 11, 2008 9:52 am - Voted 10/10

Freeway of Love

Looks like the freeway of love on "Da Hood". Most of my family lives in Sandy. This mountain has provided us all with a lot of entertainment, but above Timberline is a ZOO!

Dean

Dean - Dec 11, 2008 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Freeway of Love

Sandy is a neat area. I have a daughter who lives near Sherwood so I get to the Portland area fairly regularly and from time to time I take the drive up through Sandy and drive the backway to Hood River. Nice drive and great scenery.

SOCALHUSKER

SOCALHUSKER - Feb 19, 2009 6:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Yikes!!

looks like SD traffic afterwork on Mondays.

Dean

Dean - Feb 21, 2009 9:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yikes!!

The key is to avoid Hood on May & June weekends.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Sep 17, 2009 10:44 am - Voted 10/10

Wow!

I have never seen the hogsback that crowded. It also seems a bit dangerous to have that many on the mountain. Great shot Dean.

Dean

Dean - Sep 17, 2009 11:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks Scott, it was an interesting experience. Conditions were interesting too.

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 14, 2009 10:28 am - Voted 10/10

Wow!

Is this the alaskan gold rush?

Dean

Dean - Nov 14, 2009 11:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Mt. Hood is best avoided on holidays. Of course, the best time to climb Mt. Hood is around this time of the year.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Nov 9, 2011 6:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Unbelievable!

It gets this crowded? I feel quite lucky to have gone when I went which there was only a handful of climbers that day.

Dean

Dean - Nov 10, 2011 6:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Unbelievable!

Memorial Day is always crowded like this if there is good weather. It was actually fun to be part of the "parade" since most of the peaks I hit are devoid of people.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Sep 5, 2012 7:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Wasn't this nice on my ill fated attempt.

Sure, the mountain was nearly empty, but it was late July and extremely icy. I was alone--well equipped, but at the Pearly Gates I thought about my family far away and made the right call. 10/10 great picture

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