This route, with longer, steeper snow pitches, can be a good alternative to the crowded Hogsback. Bring pickets - you may need them. Assess avalanche conditions carefully before getting on this route. Staying at Mazama Lodge the night before can get you off to an early and well rested start.
|Driving Distance from Portland||65 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||1 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, Green Trails Mt. Hood, and Geo Graphics 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|