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Bivy in Timberline parking lot?

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Is there any problem with bivying in the Timberline parking lot? If so, where do people usually crash before hiking up the south side of Hood?

 

Anyone been up this week? Is there a pretty good snow bridge across the bergschrund still?

 

Thanks

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parking lot bivy should be fine- I've never been hassled (except by other climbers).

 

Have fun.

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There will most definatly be a bridge still. Park in the overnight parking lot, clearly marked. No one will hassle you except for the snow plows, which have a knack for spotting sleeping climbers. They then play the game to see how close they can get to you vehicle.

Its all in good fun though hahaha.gif

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I'm probably going to be up there sat night, leaving some time between 12:00 and 2:00 on sunday, when were you going?

 

Is a Sno* Park Permit required for the T-Line lot?

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Is a Sno* Park Permit required for the T-Line lot?

 

Unfortunately, yes. I've even been ticketed (twice) for not having the stupid thing. madgo_ron.gif

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I was just checking out Sno-Park permits. Your WA and my CA permits are ok in Oregon. So if you have a season permit, you are good to go. thumbs_up.gif I was glad to see I don't have to buy a second one. smile.gif

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I am heading up tonight at 2am to go solo Leuthold's or Reid HEadwall. See y'alls up there. Nothing like hiking up without a headlamp by moonlight!

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Thanks for the info.

 

Do people usually ski off the summit or do they drop down below the bergschrund before they strap up? (I know, "it depends on how good you are...") I've only been up Hood once about 2 years ago and don't remember much past the Hogsback. I'm new to bc this year and I was kind of just assuming we'd drop skis at the Hogsback. We'll make the call for ourselves when we get there, but just wondering what most people do.

Thanks

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It's tough to get good conditions from the top. Most people leave their skis below crater rock or up at the Hogsback. If you do want to bring your skis to the top then my advise would be to go later. All the times I have lugged skis to the top I have spent a few hours hanging around on the summit waiting for things to soften up. If you are going to ski from the top then skiing down the West Crater Rim would be your best bet since the chutes will be pretty jammed up with folks.

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I second Shredder's advice, and would personally recommend lugging to the top. Bring some snacks, hang out and wait for it to warm up, then hit the old chute. If you ski it down til it opens up and then hook skier's left, you can clear the saddle at Hogsback and then ski down skier's left of Crater Rock and through the Devil's Kitchen area. If the schrund is open, you should have enough vert to make the conscious decision to cross above or below it when you make your traverse back to Hogsback from the chute.

 

You avoid the crowd and stairsteps of Pearly Gates, you get the full vert, and you're down in the lot before people you summitted with have cleared Crater Rock. It's awesome!

 

Good luck, be safe and have fun.

 

Chris

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is the wind advisory dieing off tonight? We have had gusts at the top of bachelor today around 105mph. maybe you should bring a kite ski instead

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Thrashador and I got up there about 6:30am this morning, pulled into the climbers parking lot all set to summit with skis, looked at the bullet proof conditions glistening in the sunshine while the car shook violently in the wind and didn't even bother to step outside. I am now at work instead... cry.gif

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I am now at work instead... cry.gif

 

BUMMER!

 

Looks like the conditions will hold for the next several days so maybe you'll have better luck if you try again.

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down to SE 10-20 early Saturday...hopefully it will be EARLY Sat.! It doing close to 50 at Silcox right now.
... definitely... gave it a go this morning but got to Silcox and figured another day would be better...

 

I used to bivy in the parking lot for a few hours but there is a lot of activity, especially on the weekend which netted 30 minutes of sleep in 2 hours. Now I rest beforehand and don't try to bivy.

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How significant is the impact of wind on the corning of snow? Eg, if it's super windy but the temp is in the 50s does the wind adversly impact corn development?

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I've been on Hood a number of times when the wind was just flat rocking up till the top or Palmer, then it just stops and everything is calm all the way to the summit.

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In my experince the wind does prevent the snowpack from softening as much as it would otherwise. Hopefully it will have died down by the time everybody goes to ski down tomorrow.

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wow, it is still rocking up there. Average in the 30's, peaks in the 40's straight out of the east. Funky.

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I've been on Hood a number of times when the wind was just flat rocking up till the top or Palmer, then it just stops and everything is calm all the way to the summit.

 

You've summitted?

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I've been on Hood a number of times when the wind was just flat rocking up till the top or Palmer, then it just stops and everything is calm all the way to the summit.

 

You've summitted?

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you just keep throw'n 'em right down the middle eh, amigo? rob bats like .660 from the left in this league...

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