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Mt. Hood: May 21- 25

post #1 of 16
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Comprex managed to talk me in to a last-gasp trip for the season to Mt. Hood. Haven't decided where we're staying yet, but if anyone else is going to be out there from Wed., May 21, until Sun. May 25, we'd love to meet up with you.
post #2 of 16
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Now Timberline too!

Well apparently Mt. Hood is going to weekend only, so we'll be at Timberline as well should anyone want to meet us there instead! Buggers just HAD to go and switch things up after we made our plans, now didn't they?!
post #3 of 16
That's very tempting, actually. I keep telling myself the season's over. But the conditions look great. Looks like they might get more snow this weekend.

Now if only some of the Seattle contingent wanted to head down there, too...
post #4 of 16
Meadows announced that today is a final for the season so Timberline is the only show left. Snow is still great it should be worth the trip.
enjoy
post #5 of 16
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Oh, you're kidding me about Mt. Hood. Geez. Oh, well.

Acrophobia, come on down! We'd love to ski with you.
post #6 of 16
There is Mt. Hood Meadows (east side of the mountain) and there is Timberline (south side of the mountain) and Ski Bowl (southside of hightway, too low to matter).

We talk about "Meadows" or "Timberline". I would phone Timberline right about now (Tuesday, 11am) and ask them what's going on. Cowboys in the ski rental shop can give you a good representation of the skiing.

You can get all the phone numbers you need here, I believe:
http://www.timberlinelodge.com/index.php

(skiing in the rain works by the way)

If I lived in Seattle I would be going to www.nwfolklife.org Festival. (actually, that is where I'm going for the whole Memorial Day Weekend). You can partner dance for 12 hours and there are at least 3 beginner workshops going on all the time. (go figure why partner dancing is a folk event). If you get bored with that you can go out on the lawn where the big fountain is and hope to get in the way of a bong being passed around by the kids drumming (not my thing anymore).

Download their 4-day participation schedule. It ain't skiing, but just as good sometimes and cheaper if you have someone to stay with. (The ideal is to stay withing walking distance of the Center and just roll out of bed and start dancing). Now back to our regular scheduled program.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
I'll be there Saturday :-) Hopefully the Friday night showers will be snow and not rain
post #9 of 16
Looks like today is a Bluebird day at Hood which just had a fresh dump. Nice.
post #10 of 16
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Ulysses, I'm sorry we missed you. We had some GREAT skiing on Sat, although I was struggling with the slush in the mid-mountain/Magic Mile area-runs. Once I switched skis, though (I'd been on 165 Dynastar 4800s, switched to slightly larger Voikl Explosivs), the day improved.

Max, Thursday was a straight-up bluebird day with 5 in. of fresh on the ground. Saturday, however, was by far the best of the week.

We had a great time at Hood - ski first, then go wine tasting for the rest of the day. Our kind of place!
post #11 of 16


I've seen the pictures, and they're too good not to share. Post a couple of them, please, please, please?
post #12 of 16
Dontcha love these kind of impulse trips. Can't wait to see the TR!!!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by BatGirl View Post
Ulysses, I'm sorry we missed you. We had some GREAT skiing on Sat, although I was struggling with the slush in the mid-mountain/Magic Mile area-runs. Once I switched skis, though (I'd been on 165 Dynastar 4800s, switched to slightly larger Voikl Explosivs), the day improved.

Max, Thursday was a straight-up bluebird day with 5 in. of fresh on the ground. Saturday, however, was by far the best of the week.

We had a great time at Hood - ski first, then go wine tasting for the rest of the day. Our kind of place!
Yea, sorry to miss you as well... My Fri night flight out of Oakland got delayed and didn't get into PDX till 1am. By the time we got back to my friend's place it was 2 and we decided to go Sunday.... which we regretted when Saturday certainly proved to be the best day of the weekend there.

I have some photos... I'll try to post.
post #14 of 16
Did it rain Sun/Mon?
post #15 of 16
Didn't see this thread until today, but I was at Timberline on Saturday and concur, it was gorgeous! Sticky stuff for sure, but mostly sunny and mad visibility and even fresh soft (wet) snow. My first time there, totally loved it!

Here are the snaps I took mostly morning and mid-day, didn't get any pictures of the Palmer lift runs as I was too busy savoring the moment when they finally opened it late afternoon.

Yes I heard it rained Sunday, Monday was probably clear and icy. Rained Friday too before I got there, Saturday was the right time at the right place, verified.

http://s10.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/Shamantiks/3af30545.pbw
post #16 of 16
Thanks for the shots, U got some of the Timberline magic for sure. There is something real cool about Timberline in May. Thanks again.
Greg
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