Oregon Konvention Dinner Attendees

Oregon Konvention Dinner Attendees

Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

June 10th, 2012, 5:57 am #1

The group photo of dinner attendees and photos of the 50-state and 48/49-state completers are posted on my web site. And, yes, Mt. Hood was actually visible on Wednesday, contrary to what may have seemed possible later in the week.

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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 11:43 am

June 13th, 2012, 2:41 pm #2

It was announced at the Highpointers banquet that several people were going to make a summit bid the evening and morning following the banquet (June 9-10). Does anybody know how successful our fellow Highpointers were? It was tough to climb Hood that week with many people climbing, but only a few reaching the summit.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

June 13th, 2012, 3:22 pm #3

Per my email conversation with Dave Covill, nobody made it up Saturday night/Sunday morning, whether from the club or with TMG. A few groups made it as far as the Hogsback but that was about it. Above there, avalanche risk was too great for further climbing.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

June 14th, 2012, 12:28 pm #4

Well, we've all experienced our share of turn-arounds and non-attempts, but I can imagine the disappointment was probably a bit magnified for those at this year's Convention. I hope attendees managed to make lemonade so to speak, but we all know you can't control the weather or conditions.

My trip to Hood last March (2011) ended with a non-attempt under similar circumstances but this year's late snow actually has me encouraged that the mountain will be in good shape when I head to Oregon for an attempt sometime around July 10 ... which is historically a bit late but might be perfect this year.

The mountain will always be there another day (unless, of course, it erupts).
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

June 16th, 2012, 2:40 pm #5

It was announced at the Highpointers banquet that several people were going to make a summit bid the evening and morning following the banquet (June 9-10). Does anybody know how successful our fellow Highpointers were? It was tough to climb Hood that week with many people climbing, but only a few reaching the summit.
Highpointers Eric Gilbertson and Roger Roots made the summit (separately) immediately after the convention.
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