Hello everyone. I am generally heading toward Government Camp to see about an October Mt. Hood summit. I am looking for suggested departure times, typical October conditions, and solid information regarding an early fall summit run. This area has been getting 1-2 inches of snow per day and am wondering if I am totally nuts or just partially nuts for wanting to make a go at it. I've dug and dug but have found little information on October Hood climbing. It sounds to me like ice and rock fall are the biggest concerns but I could see that in the waining summer days but the conditions seem to be improving as the days go on. Thanks for the info everyone!