Mt. Hood, south side
June 7, 1981
We camped at Still Creek Campground.
Left parking lot at 4:45 a.m. with partly clear skies.
We made good time to the top of Palmer Lift.
I estimate we saw 150 climbers come down from Hog’s Back.
Because of strong winds we decided to continue to Hog’s Back
and made a final decision to try the summit.
We arrived on top at noon.
Because of close to white-out conditions below Crater Rock, we reached
the parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
We were glad to see a warm fireplace and hot showers.
Climbers were Ken Ball, Rick Peterson, Fran Gnose, Gene Thaxton,
and leader Ken Daletas.