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Outdoor Community Mourns Laura Green

Editor’s Notes: It was a loss for the mountain community when Laura Green died in a windsurfing accident on December 6, 2018. In respect, we are publishing the following article from...

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Randy Hewitt is Crowned King Winter 2019

The legendary ski racing coach Randy Hewitt has been named King Winter in recognition of his tireless dedication to high school ski racing and his many contributions to the culture of Mount...

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Mt. Hood Sports Docs Earn National Awards in Windsurfing and Cycling

Two local sports medicine specialists took their personal training to a whole new level this year to earn the podium in national competitions for their respective sports....

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Introducing Mount Hood’s Own Self-Taught Snow Expert

So what’s the snow like? Or rather, what is it going to be like?...

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Petr the Crazy Czech and his 100-Mile-an-Hour Arctic Man Ski Adventures

For years I’ve been hearing about Petr Kakes, the legendary speed skier who runs the Warming Hut and the ski shop at Ski Bowl....

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Dale Crockatt’s Mountain Photographs Find a Home at the Mt. Hood Museum

Dale Crockatt had two final wishes regarding the mountain he loved when he died from cancer at age 57. He wanted to donate thousands of his photographs to the Mt. Hood Museum, and he wanted...

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‘A Special Kind of Crazy’: The Mount Hood Community Mourns the Death of Mike Heffernan

Mount Hood’s one and only Mike Heffernan died on Friday, August 19 after suffering severe injuries in a motorcycle crash on the mountain. He was 53....

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R.I.P. Leming: A Tribute to a Fallen Friend

Creating heroes by glorifying their deaths from their adventurous pursuits has never made sense to me. As a climber I have had a few near death experiences, but personally I have never...

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38 years Later, Mike Annett is still Making the Most of the Summer Snow on Mount Hood

Mike Annett was a young ski coach from Canada by way of Upstate New York the first time he traveled out West to sample the summer snow on Mt. Hood, in 1978....

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Popular Cascade Lodge Manager Joe Schuberg Dies from a Heart Attack

Editorial Update, April 28, 2016: A memorial for Joe Schuberg has been scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 2 pm at the Cascade Ski Club Lodge in Government Camp. Joe Schuberg, the...

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