This is THE line on the North side of Mt. Hood (Wy'east). Winter to spring conditions are best. Expect continuous 50 degree plus snow slopes for about 2,000 calf-burning feet with two 1 pitch ice steps along the way.
|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 Classic Climbs of the Northwest by Alan Kearney|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 1/2 minute series, Mt Hood North, Green Trails Mt. Hood, 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|