Mt. Hood. My backyard playground.
Heading back to the HRM lot after 6,000 feet of ascent, and 10.5 miles of sweet spring skiing, tired but totally stoked.
Leaving via Heather Canyon but looking back at our tracks down the fresh spring corn.
Looking back up the headwall I had just skied down.
Looking back down towards other skiers.
A sweet shot of Illumination Rock with skiers in the saddle below it from far above them on the crater rim of Hood above the Steel Clliffs.
Panorama from the Newton Clark Headwall above the Steel Cliffs down towards Timberline.
Check out this line down the northeast side of the summit of Hood!
Watching two pros take some sweet spring turns down the incredibly steep Newton Clark Headwall.
A year ago we were turned back by strong winds but this year I made it with some fellow climbers I met to the top of the Newton Clark Headwall above the steel cliffs on Mount Hood.
Heading up the steep 50 degree slope of the Newton Clark Headwall on Mount Hood.
Kicking in switchbacks up the steep 50 degree Newton Clark Headwall on Mount Hood.
Following fellow ski mountaineers up the steep headwall.
The Newtwon Clark Headwall above the Mount Hood Meadows Resort, now closed for the season.
Looking up at the steep headwall we still had to ascend.
Mike headed in towards Heather Canyon from the HRM lot.
Mike headed in towards Heather Canyon from the HRM lot. We challenged ourselves with the HRM lot as it added another 1,000 feet of ascent but a longer ski out.
Dawn on Mount Hood.
The amazing Newton Clark Headwall of Mount Hood at dawn.