Mt Hood Climbing Conditions - August 22nd, 2010

posted Aug 23, 2010, 9:15 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Aug 23, 2010, 9:21 PM ]
Update from the Forest Service, does not seem like an ideal time to climb:

Climbing conditions at this time are sub-par.  We are in a spring cycle, melting during the day, and freezing up at night. The snow surface is dirty and sun cupped, this is having a negative effect on skiing and glissading. Later in the day there is the chance of Ice and Rock fall. This ice and rock fall is mostly confined to the upper parts of the mountain. You can reach the nine thousand foot level of the south side without touching snow. Or you can stay on the little snow that is left on the hill. There is a snow route from the snow cat parking to about nine thousand feet.

Full report is here; For a snowier view from earlier this year, here's Ryan, almost to the top.