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Nov. 15, 2008- Mt. Hood, Hogback
« on: 11/16/08, 02:53 PM »

Due to the closure of MRNP, Schwerkraft and I were forced to get creative. We left Seattle on Friday, and bivied on a FS road just W of Hood. Saturday was clear and not too cold, so after a sweet buffet breakfast at the lodge, we took a single liftride up to the top of the Palmer. We then meandered our way up the Hogback; our summit plans were nixed due to funky icy slopes. The run down to the snowfield was a fun mix of firnspiegel, manky ice, and pseudo-corn, and then chopped up groomers to within 200 yrds of the Lodge. Not as epic as some other Novembers, but worth the drive for sure.

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Re: Nov. 15, 2008- Mt. Hood, Hogback
« Reply #1 on: 11/16/08, 06:41 PM »

Way to get it done!

"The mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals; the houses where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev

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Re: Nov. 15, 2008- Mt. Hood, Hogback
« Reply #2 on: 11/16/08, 08:14 PM »

Nice!  I was thinking about making it up that way but didn't get around to it.  The fresh snow line's pretty far up the mountain right now - won't be that way for long though Wink
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