In classic Junuary fashion, old man winter has been slow in leaving this year. June is often a little colder and wetter than it seems like it should be, but this year has been even cooler than normal. Given the unstable weather, I have not been too inspired to get out skiing, but as a member of the Hood River Crag Rats Search and Rescue group, I did participate in a local rescue operation here on Mt. Hood this week. It was full-on winter storm conditions in June. Check out the video of me pulling half of a two-piece cascade rescue sled. These conditions were not isolated. It was like this all day. Hard to believe it is June. Thanks to Reuben from Portland Mountain Rescue for recording the moment. Of course, as soon as it hits 85-degrees, I will complain that it is too hot.
June 17, 2010 in Trip Reports