72 Hours in Mt. Hood Territory

So much mountain, so little time

A trailmarker along the Timberline Trail, one of hundreds in the area. / Photo by Randy Bowerman
A trailmarker along the Timberline Trail, one of hundreds in the area. / Photo by Randy Bowerman
Salmon and scallops at Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge. / Photo by Randy Bowerman
Salmon and scallops at Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge. / Photo by Randy Bowerman
The Steiner team of father and sons created their own style throughout the hundred or so cabins that would later enter the historic register.
The Steiner team of father and sons created their own style throughout the hundred or so cabins that would later enter the historic register.
The horseshoe pit behind the Steiner cabin on the Barlow Trail.
The horseshoe pit behind the Steiner cabin on the Barlow Trail.
The amazingly crafted Steiner cabin on Hackett Creek.
The amazingly crafted Steiner cabin on Hackett Creek.
Mt. Hood has pockets of sport climbing. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Mt. Hood has pockets of sport climbing. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
The historic Barlow trail is accessible throughout the area.
The historic Barlow trail is accessible throughout the area.
Rendezvous Grill is a mouth-watering option for lunch or dinner. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Rendezvous Grill is a mouth-watering option for lunch or dinner. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Hoodland is biking central. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Hoodland is biking central. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Ziplining at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. / Photo by Rick Schafer
Ziplining at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. / Photo by Rick Schafer
Dessert at Rendezvous Grill in Welches. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Dessert at Rendezvous Grill in Welches. / Photo by Aubrie LeGault
Fly-fishing is bountiful on the dozens of rivers and creeks around the Mt. Hood Territory. / Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Territory
Fly-fishing is bountiful on the dozens of rivers and creeks around the Mt. Hood Territory. / Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Territory
Highway 26 through the Mt. Hood Territory
Highway 26 through the Mt. Hood Territory

July 1 2012



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In August of 1859 the mountain that Native Americans knew as Wy'East gently cleared its throat, spitting smoke minutely and spilling lava ungenerously down the southern flank of the Cascade peak we now call Mt. Hood. Ensuing decades proved that Mt. Hood could wake with the tap of climbing pitons, give with the carve of a ski edge, sleep with the shush of its rivers and provide a hospitable canopy for generations of outdoor pursuits. Oregon’s tallest peak became its center point. Its stature among Mt. Hood’s denizens and visitors has endured.

In summer, Hood’s western flank, Hoodland, is a large-scale anthill secretly bustling with earnest activity. Bisect it and you’ll notice a colony of fly-fishermen on its Salmon and Sandy rivers, hikers pushing up from trailheads, road and mountain bikers pushing their pedals and people stepping out to dinner. The towns that comprise this shoulder of the mountain—Welches, Zigzag, Rhododendron, Alder Creek, Wemme and Brightwood—are launch pads for these pursuits.

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Comments

10:38 am - Sat, July 14 2012
Lloyd Musser said:
Readers that wish to learn more about Mount Hood's Steiner Cabin might be interested in the annual tour of Steiner Cabin on August 11. The tour is educational program of the Mt. Hood Museum. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.mthoodmuseum.org.
Visitors to Mount Hood area should check out the Museum and Visitor Information Center in Goverment Camp. They have up todate recreation information, permits and maps, advice and intersting exhibits.
Thanks to 1859 magazine and the writer for a good and accurate article touching the highlights of summer activities on Mount Hood.

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