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Backcountry

What’s in my winter rescue pack?

Long ago as a medical resident, I taught a backcountry winter survival course with Portland Mountain Rescue. We played a game I now call: “What’s in your pack?”...

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Backcountry

The Home Grown crew makes the most of June-uary with a huge jump in the backcountry

Tommy Ellingson sent out word via Facebook on January 17: “Jump spot for tomorrow! Let’s blast!”...

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Nordic Skiing

The Mount Hood cross country ski season kicks off at Teacup Lake, Meadows, Tilly Jane and Bennett Ridge

Cross country skiers will be hitting the trails all around Mount Hood this week to enjoy the fresh snow and winter temperatures....

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Ski Mountaineering

“President of Pow” Asit Rathod is writing the book on Mount Hood’s classic descents

Asit Rathod has shredded powder from Chamonix to Argentina, but the mountain peak he knows best is the 11,239-foot summit of Mount Hood....

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Ski Mountaineering

The Return of the Ram’s Head Randonee

Why in the world would you race uphill when you could ride the chair?...

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Backcountry

Four Things Worth Knowing About Freezing Levels

Freezing levels are vital to understanding conditions on Mount Hood. The freezing level can vary widely on the mountain, turning powder into mashed potatoes or nice corn snow into solid...

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