Mt. Hood (Southside)
May 15, 1988
Our party of nine left the Timberline Lodge at 2:30 a.m.
We started our slow climb under many stars but no soon.
Our climbing weatherman gave us a good forecast as long as we were off the mountain by 6:00 p.m.
As we neared the hogsback we case upon many, many people including a climbing school from Portland.
We quickly roped up and started up the final leg at a snail’s pace.
The wind picked up at the bottom of the chute, getting stronger at the top.
From the hogsback to the top it took us 1½ hours without a crevasse to cross.
We reached the top at 9:00 a.m.
A nice easy pace down brought us to the parking lot by noon.
Climbers were Jan & Rich Anselmo, Tim Bennett, Sharon & Mitch Daletas, Jerry Crosby,
Robert Mulvey, Gene Thaxton and myself, Ken Daletas.