Harvest Season along the Fruit Loop By Pat Snider
Regions: Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge
Walk through an old-growth forest to the best wild, free hot springs in Northwest Oregon
The Old Salmon River Trail provides an easy hike through old-growth forest
High on the side of Mt. Hood.
A plateau of early spring wildflowers overlooking the Columbia River.
Terrain: 8,540-foot top elevation, 3,590-foot vertical drop
Lifts: six chairlifts: 4 quads, 1 triple, 1 double
Nordic: Telemark skiing on downhill trails; no cross-country trails.
Terrain: 5,026-foot top elevation, 1,500-foot vertical drop.
Lifts: 4 double, 3 surface, 1 platter chairlifts; inner-tube hill with tow.
Terrain: 7,300-foot top elevation, 2,777-foot vertical drop
Lifts: 13 chairlifts, including four high-speed quads
Nordic: 15k groomed track at Hood River Meadows.
10755 Cooper Spur Road | Mt. Hood, OR | 503.352.7803
Terrain: 4,500-foot top elevation, 500-foot vertical drop
Lifts: one double, three surface.
When I was 8 years old my aunt and uncle took me to Hoodoo and introduced me to the great sport of skiing. I've been under its spell ever since.