Forums Split Partners Wanted Mt. Hood – Info or partners – July 6th&7th
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  • #567841
    Shep
    525 Posts

    Hey all, I’m looking mostly for information, but if anyone is interested in going out when I’m in the PNW, let me know… Here’s the story:

    Some (non-snowboarding) friends of mine and I have been planning a trip to climb Rainier the second weekend of July. We’ll be meeting up on Saturday, the 8th and starting our climb on the 9th. I was starting to plan my flights out of Boston, and decided to make a long trip of it. I’d like to get some altitude under my belt before our climb so that 14k feet doesn’t hit me like a ton of bricks.

    I know a couple of the slopes are open year round, and I understand that there is some hiking-accessible stuff above the lifts. My goal isn’t to summit, just get some altitude, get a workout, and get some runs in during July. Unfortunately, I don’t have a splitboard (not too many places to use them in New England. 😕 ) but I would be up for renting one if that’s the weapon of choice. If it’s not, I’m well-equipped with snowshoes, PMB’s and crampons for getting around.

    So, anyone have any suggestions for mid-summer routes on Hood? any books or other resources out there? any one think they’ll be off work that week and show an east-coastie around? 😀

    Thanks,
    Shep

    #588838
    skinjob
    52 Posts

    Dude from Boston

    I’ll be in Portland Or that month, and would be happy to hook up and go ride on Hood. It will be my first time on Hood, since I just moved to OR from Seattle, but the access is pretty easy and well described.

    If you can get a split, do it, but I don’t mind snow shoeing or boot packing for a day.

    Scott
    206-909-0998

    #588839
    Shep
    525 Posts

    Sweet.
    I’m waaaay out of town for the next week, but I’ll check in when I get back. So, the next step is… I’m flying into Seattle, and will be driving down to the Hood/Portland area on Wednesday the 5th. Can anybody suggest a shop to rent a split between Seattle and Portland? REI doesn’t rent them in it’s Seattle Flagship, does it?

    Thanks,
    Shep

    #588840
    Shep
    525 Posts

    I got a rental (apparently their only one) from OMC in Portland. I’ll pick it up on Wednesday night and be ready to ride on Thursday morning. I gotta return it by 7 on Friday, so maybe a short second day…

    Anybody have any suggestions for info about Mt. Hood. Is it just: find a parking lot, skin/hike up, turn around, repeat?

    Thanks,
    Paul

    #588841
    brett
    16 Posts

    This might be a good place to start.

    [/url]http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150189/mount-hood.html

    or better yet, weed through some trip reports here.

    http://www.turns-all-year.com/%5Burl%5D%5B/url%5D

    #588842
    brett
    16 Posts

    damn. i can never get these links to work.

    http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150189/mount-hood.html%5Dsummit post

    http://www.turns-all-year.com/%5Dturns all year

    if this doesn’t work, you know how to cut and paste.[/url]

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