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Ascent of Mount Hood on 1982-05-30

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 30, 1982
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hood
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2730 ft / 832 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the parking area at the end of Los Alamos Rd, the Hood Mountain Trail (an old road) descends about 400' to cross Santa Rosa Creek before resuming the climb to Hood Mountain. Near a forelorn wooden shack, I left the Hood Mountain Trail and continued on the Summit Trail, passing through the Pygmy Forest (Sargent cypress and knobcone pine) at about 2,200', to the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2430 ft / 739 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Summit Tr
    Trailhead:End of Los Alamos Rd  1100 ft / 335 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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