It is tough to follow up the awesome skiing I did in Colorado last month, but with all the snow the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington have gotten this winter, I have to at least try. I skied at Snoqualmie Pass a couple of weeks ago. Snoqualmie Pass is only 30 minutes from our house, so it has a major convience factor going for it. There was plenty of snow, but plenty of people and fog too. Not my favorite combo. But still it's so damn close...
So time to head south to Sissel's house outside of Portland. Roz, Camille, Chris and I drove up to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. I think this is my 4th time skiing up there. It is as scenic as Colorado - if not more so - but a little icy today. With the warm sun comes overnight ice. Still, with so much snow the skiing was decent.
Mt. Hood is the talles mountain in Oregon. It is one of the many high peaks in the Cascade Mountains (the highest being Mt. Rainier in Washington).It stands 3,429 meters high (11,249 feet). On a clear winter day it is an amazing place to be. The lodge is pretty rustic looking. The perfect spot to make the movie version of Stephen King's The Shining. If you haven't seen Stanley Kubrick's erie film; you should. Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick make for one freakin' scary movie.