Ascent of Mount Hood on 2018-06-20

Climber: Bradley R

Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Hood
    Elevation:6932 ft / 2112 m

Ascent Trip Report

I made a pitiful attempt to climb Mount Hood. I flew into Seattle the day before, and originally planned for Glacier Peak, but the weather forecast was not good, and the group I had planned to meet cancelled. Mount Hood had been plan B and weather looked good. I wanted an alpine ascent so I slept in the back of my rental (I think a Jeep Renegade). I struggled to sleep as it was just a bit too warm. I think I finally began to sleep around 9:00 PM. I woke up just after midnight and started hiking at 12:42 AM. I found myself struggling with a headache, I wasn't enjoying myself and began questioned why I was doing this, if it wasn't to have fun. Soon I turned around (at around 7,000 feet and 1+ miles of hiking), my headache got much worse and I felt more comfortable with my decision to turn around. I returned to the car climbed in the back and easily slept to sun up. The forecast didn't look good for the next couple of nights so I moved on to South Sister.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1043 ft / 317 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1043 ft / 317 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1043 ft / 317 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Start Trailhead:Timberline Lodge  5889 ft / 1794 m
    Time:48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1043 ft / 317 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    End Trailhead:Timberline Lodge  5889 ft / 1794 m
    Time:42 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bradley R
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