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Accidents and Rescues, Backcountry, News

3 Deaths on Mt. Hood in 3 Weeks, 2 of them in Heather Canyon

Two snowboarders and a backcountry skier died on Mount Hood in February, including two deaths in Heather Canyon following a wild stretch of weather that created particularly hazardous...

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Accidents and Rescues, Backcountry, News

An Existential Threat to Mount Hood’s Volunteer Rescue Experts

The backcountry skier who fell to his death on Mount Hood February 25th was alive when two climbers found him near Illumination Saddle and called for help. That phone call set into motion...

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Backcountry, Climate 
Change, News

Sunlight on the Mountain

Photo by Dan Sherwood: Tommy Ellingson on Illumination Saddle at the Mount Hood Solstice party. Whether you are a long-time reader of Shred Hood or a new visitor to the site, you are...

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Backcountry, Climbing, News

Teenager summits Hood four times in one day

A teenager’s harrowing fall down from Mount Hood’s Pearly Gates recently earned national news coverage, as near-disasters and tragedies often do. However, I am not going to write about...

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Powder Days

Two Powder Days in One

Sometimes the snow is so sweet in the Private Reserve and Heather Canyon that you just have to get a taste of the Upper Bowl on the way home....

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Nordic Skiing

If Nordic is Your Cup of Tea, Teacup Has Nordic

It’s a blue bird day at Teacup Lake Nordic area and the sun lights up the snowy peak of nearby Mt. Hood. I push off on a crust of perfectly groomed Nordic track on my classic skis,...

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Wind and Waves

A Wind Scene Built to Last

If you spend as much time up on Mount Hood in winter as I do you probably know a few Columbia River Gorge wind hounds. They share a lot in common with powder hounds: that passion for...

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Paddling

The Peaceful Flow that Comes from Combining Kayaking with Fishing

I have always liked the idea of fishing. The idea, that is. The reality of fishing, not so much....

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Wind and Waves

Mount Hood-based Skier and Surgeon Nabs Two Baja Victories on the American Windsurfing Tour

Jeff Albright broke through to the top of the podium in Baja California this August, taking first place in both the masters and amateur divisions at the Punta San Carlos competition of the...

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