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hvydrt

Dirt bag camping around Mt. Hood???

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Going to be up in PNW in a few weeks. Looking for somewhere to rouge camp near timberline lodge. If I show up in the evening and bivy in the parking lot, will anyone hassle me? Any better options to camp near by? Dirt road, picnic area, etc. A bathroom would be nice but not necessary. Thanks for suggestions/ info.

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Parking lot bivies are the normal at Timberline. Just check to be sure you are in the overnight parking area.

 

So what's the deal with getting a parking permit when doing an overnight summit attempt? I've never bothered to get a permit, parking in the overnight area and sometimes not getting back to the car until the afternoon the next day. I've never gotten a ticket. Now that I think about it though, it would make sense that I'd have to buy one...

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They do write tickets.... flip the coin, guess whether you'll get one?

 

The AM/PM in Sandy sells parking passes for like $5 or $6, and is open 24 hours, if you're not getting to the lodge during normal business hours

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Huh. Guess I've just gotten lucky on the few winter season climbs I've done. Maybe they have a little compassion for climbers who are likely freezing their asses off in the middle of the night.

 

Thanks Ben.

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Id guess the rangers probably dont generally roll through till the middle of the ski day, since thats were 95% of their ticket revenue is gonna come from at t-line. Climbers are probably usually long gone by then.

 

my bro got a ticket last time he and i climbed Hood proper.. And ive come back to my truck to see several cars around it with tickets under their wipers. So definitely happens

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when we're talking about permits and passes, to clarify to anyone else reading, it's a Sno-park pass. why they're too lazy to include the w in snow eludes me. But as Ben said it is only needed Nov 1-April 30. The rest of the year there is no other item required to park. Technically you should have a wilderness pass filled out to venture beyond Timberline's boundaries but those haven't been stocked the last few times I was in the climbers cave. And i hate them anyways, a piece of wasteful garbage.

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