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Anyone know NF gullies conditions (especially the right one!)? I know its a little late in the season, just wondering if the steps are in/how terrible the berg is (and the preferred option to cross it). Thanks!

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Anyone know NF gullies conditions (especially the right one!)? I know its a little late in the season, just wondering if the steps are in/how terrible the berg is (and the preferred option to cross it). Thanks!

 

Maybe someone will be nice enough to chime in with more recent beta but this

TR is from three weeks ago.

 

The weather since then has been...pretty interesting, to say the least. The current weather might actually be improving conditions up there. Or turning them into a nightmare? Good luck if you head up there.

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Bump for Hood conditions....

Looks like there has been some snow and wind recently.

Thanks for any updates.

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As of last Sunday 06/24, it was OK on the south side below 10K, and then one foot of fresh sugar posthole over old ice above 10K, not the best thing in the world.

The north side is probably more stable and wind blown as always.

 

 

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Easy walking the whole way up if frozen. The shrund is getting pretty big and there was some wind loading in the pearly gates last weekend. West crater rim was in prime skiing shape last weekend, a little powder over ice, but that probably melted off and i would bet its very slick now. Pickets held great in underlying snow.

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I'm planning on taking the main south route (hogsback with the old crater variation around the pearly gates) this Wednesday morning July 4th. We' want to leave timberline before midnight to be at the summit around first light. We were going to skin up as far as we could. Where do people normally switch to crampons? I'll be with 3 other experienced mountaineers but none of us have done Hood before. I've been keeping an eye on the weather.gov forecast. Is this the best forecast available since NWAC is done for the season? Is it too warm to be safe from rockfall? Any other advice?

weather.gov point forecast hourly chart

 

Thanks a bunch for the beta! :grin:

 

Martin

 

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8/11/12 - The last bit of snow up the Mazama Chute melted out this week, and the summit ridge/crater rim from west of the Old Chute is completely bare through to Wy'East face. No snow path to the ridge unless you go way out to the left.

 

People are still climbing, though...

 

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What's a rough average time o' year for Cloud Cap closing?

right around now - late cocktober.

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I am driving down tonight, can anyone tell what this temp inversion is doing high on the mountain?

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1-20-2013

Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center

Top of The Magic Mile chair, Timberline, Oregon

 

Wind speed out

 

MM/DD Hour Temp RH Wind Wind Wind Wind

PST F % Min Avg Max Dir

7000' 7000' 7000' 7000' 7000' 7000'

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1 19 900 43 20 0 1 2 9

1 19 1000 45 19 0 1 1 15

1 19 1100 45 26 0 1 1 26

1 19 1200 46 24 0 1 2 16

1 19 1300 45 25 0 1 2 338

1 19 1400 45 26 0 1 2 323

1 19 1500 44 25 0 1 2 23

1 19 1600 43 25 0 1 2 29

1 19 1700 43 20 0 1 2 31

1 19 1800 42 20 0 1 2 24

1 19 1900 42 18 0 1 2 21

1 19 2000 41 17 0 1 2 23

1 19 2100 42 17 0 1 2 10

1 19 2200 42 16 0 1 2 18

1 19 2300 41 14 0 1 2 21

1 20 0 42 14 0 1 2 21

1 20 100 42 15 0 1 2 22

1 20 200 42 16 0 1 2 23

1 20 300 41 18 0 1 2 24

1 20 400 41 18 0 1 2 25

1 20 500 41 18 0 1 2 25

1 20 600 41 17 0 1 2 28

1 20 700 40 18 0 1 2 35

1 20 800 40 21 0 1 2 36

 

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Was up today.. snow was highly acceptable for slogging, not so great for skinning. I ditched the splitboard at about 9,200' and 'pon'd it up from there. Snow was mostly unbreakable crust, with occasional surprises. I did DKH and took the long way up and around out on the terrible-traverse... snow over there was, as could be expected, absolutely fucked after 30 minutes of dawn sun rays. Unstable would be an understatement.

 

Descent was mostly styro up high, heel plunging below the hogsback.. snow seems stable, but I'd stay off steep slabs while the temp continues to rise.

 

PS - boarding/skiing is gonna be groomed-snow only, until we get some more snowfall.. If I was going up again this week, I'd leave floatation at home

Edited by Ben B.

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