New Door for Timerline Lodge

Timberline Lodge is replacing its door (built by the CCC) with one built with federal stimulus money.


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Mount Hood Quarter to Debut Nov. 17


The formal launch of the new Mount Hood quarter will be November 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM PT. The location will be the World Forestry Center located at 4033 SW Canyon Road in Portland, Oregon.


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Mount Hood Opens Lower Lifts Early

Timberline has opened its lifts early this year on October 27 — on the fifth time the lifts have opened in October.


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Woman Returns to Mount Hood Following Fatal 2006 Accident


Karen James who lost her husband on Mount Hood has returned to Portland for the first time since the accident to discuss how faith has gotten her through.


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Survivors of Long Traumatic Events Say “Trust in God”

An article on how people survive long term traumatic events such as the miners recently trapped in a Chile mine tells the story of Randy Knapp who at 18 was trapped 13 days in a whiteout over New Years on Mount Hood in 1976. Knapp said “We trusted God and we talked about what we would learn from it all. We finally got to the place where we never doubted that God would have the ability to see us through and to give us a way out of it.” Knapp in still climbing


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Expensive Options to Deal With Timberline Trail Washout on Mount Hood

Authorities say it could cost $1 million to build a suspension bridge or perhaps $500,000 to reroute the Timberline Trail which washed out in 2006 Eliot Glacier, wiping out the trail less than a quarter-mile west of Cloud Cap trailhead. The 40 mile trail goes around Mount Hood.


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Bodies Found on Mount Hood Believed to December 2009 Climbers


Authoirites say they believe Anthony Vietti and his climbing companion, Katie Nolan are the two bodies found on Mount Hood at the 9,700-level of Reid Headwall. The two disappeared in December 2009. The body of a third companion Luke Gullberg was found last year.


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Woman Finds Faith in Wake of 2006 Mount Hood Tragedy

Karen James has written a bookHolding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy” about finding faith following the death of her husband Kelly James on Mount Hood in December 2006.


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$18 Million in Stimulus Fund Projects on Mount Hood


$4 million in renovations to Timberline Lodge are being paid for by stimulus funds ($18 million in stimulus funds are being used in various projects).


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Study Says Volcanic Make Up of Mount Hood Is Different from Other Cascades Volcanos

A report published this week in Nature Geoscience by geologists from Oregon State University and the University of California at Davis, in work supported by the National Science Foundation says that Mount Hood has a different volcanic make up than other Cascades volcanoes.

We’re not quite sure what it means but here’s what they say

The rocks around Mount Hood, scientists say, are almost exclusively formed from andesitic magma. And research suggests that the recharge of mafic magma to mix with its thicker felsic counterpart often occurs just prior to an actual eruption.

“The intense mixing of these two types of magma causes an increase in pressure and other effects, and is usually the trigger for an eruption,” Kent said. “But this process doesn’t happen in all volcanic events. In the Cascade Range, Mount Hood appears to be one volcano where andesitic magma and recharge-driven eruptions are dominant.”

That may be because of local crustal conditions, Kent said. Even though the Cascade Range is linked to melting rock from the Cascadia Subduction Zone, some parts of the crust are more difficult than others for magma to move through. Mount Hood appears to be in a region where it takes the extra pressure of magma mixing to cause an eruption.


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