Early view of the trudge up the ski slopes.
Hood from the trailhead.
Fired up at the trailhead as Hood looms.
Crossing ski slopes to the Palmer lift.
Looking down the Palmer lift from about 8K.
The stunning views beckon me upward.
Our spectacular campsite at 9200'. Pic by Renata Collard.
A huge fumerole on Hood.
The Hogsback ridge of snow.
View to the Pearly Gates from our cutoff point on the Hogsback.
Our traverse to the old chute route.
Here is the famous bergshrund, which hasn't opened up much yet.
Climbing the old chute route to the west ridge of Hood.
John nears the west ridge.
Over this bump was an interesting narrow section.
Nearing the summit of Oregon's highest.
Climbers topping out on the Pearly Gates route.
St Helens and Adams from Hood summit.
The east ridge of Hood.
Looking back down the west ridge.
Looking down the Pearly Gates route.
Mighty Rainier from Hood.
Kevin, John, Renata, and Cinnamon Bear on summit.
Jefferson and the 3 Sisters.
Looking back to the west ridge.
State highpoint #46, and a fun one it was.
Looking down the rugged north face of Hood with crevasses visible.
Chuck descends the old chute route.
Stunning cliff walls
Heading back to the Hogsback on the traverse.
The Hogsback and steam rising to the right.
Hogsback view from below. Our route ascends to the left below the cliffs to the old chute route.
More dazzling cliffs.
Closeup of the Pearly Gates. Looks like everybody is going left.
It's a long way down.
Illumination Rock from camp.
View from camp.
View down to the ski runs from camp.