Taking advantage of the curent high pressure system, I made it up for a climb on Mt. Hood yesterday. Moody Mt. Hood never fails to keep you guessing when it comes to snow conditions and weather. Despite the mild valley temps and a nearly cloudless sky, the summit of Mt. hood remained shrouded in cloud all morning, while sustained east winds kept us bracing.
Nonetheless, it was great to get on the upper mountain mid-winter. Blue ice and the quintessential cloud cap kept us from the summit, but we salvaged the day with a velvety ski descent from about 10,000 feet.
Here’s a few shots of our morning.