The Eliot Glacier tour, a tradition started by climb leader Gary Beck, takes hikers to the rugged north side of the mountain for a day of glacier travel and exploring. As this hike is above treeline and on slightly technical terrain it's considered a climb, although no this is NOT a summit climb.
|Driving Distance from Portland||90 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Oregon High by Jeff Thomas|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 1/2 minute series, Mt Hood South, and Green Trails Mt. Hood, and GeoGraphics Mt. Hood <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page " www.mazamas.org="" your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mt+hood&sll=44.674285,-121.798955&sspn=0.018707,0.04549&t=p&ie=UTF8&ll=45.373825,-121.695642&spn=0.01851,0.045233&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google maps">Google maps</href="http:></href="http:>|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Guardian Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks|