When we have a nice day on the mountain, it’s really a nice day! Having Mt. Hood only 50 miles from our home in Portland is one reason we chose to get a forest service cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Within an hour we can be in a completely different environment. Snow covers the mountain year-round due to twelve glaciers. In late October or early November temperatures drop and the entire mountain gets blanketed in deep snow. And of course this means ski season begins!
Today at the cabin it is pouring rain, windy, and in the low 40’s. We are located 2,500 feet above sea level, and snow is predicted later today a 1,000 feet higher in Government Camp. Tree line for Mt. Hood is 6,000 ft. and the mountain in total is 11,240 ft. high. I provide you these numbers so you have some reference points for the picture of the day. While the mountain serves six ski resorts, our norm has been buying Fusion Passes and divvying up our time between Mt Hood Ski Bowl and Timberline Ski Resort which are minutes from the cabin.