Mt. Hood encompasses several communities in the combined government named The Villages at Mount Hood. These communities of the Mount Hood Corridor include Brightwood, Welches, Wemme, Zigzag and Rhododendron. While Mt. Hood and its surrounding area may be small in terms of population it is still no stranger to personal injuries.
Mount Hood is the 28th most prominent peak in the United States which makes it an unfortunate host to many personal injury accidents on its six ski areas, 1,200 miles of hiking trails, four designated wilderness areas with volcanoes, glaciers National Forest.
If you have been injured in a personal injury related accident please contact Ryan Hilts at (503) 726-5960 for a free consultation.
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More About Mount Hood
Mount Hood is potentially still an active volcano located on the Cascade Volcanic Arc of Northern Oregon and is considered Oregon’s most likely volcano to erupt. This amazing mountain has 12 named glaciers and snow fields. The glaciers are all above 6,000 feet above sea level. The permanent snow fields cover an area of 3,331 acres and 80% of the mountain above 6,900 ft!
- Elliot Glacier: largest and deepest with a volume at 73,000 acre feet and a depth of 361 feet.
- Coe-Ladd: largest surface area Glacier system at 531 acres.
- Palmer Glacier: most visited Glacier, is particularly within the Timberline Lodge Ski Area and is the most popular climbing route
The perpetual snowfields and high altitudes make for some great skiing! Mt. Hood Features 6 great Alpine Skiing Locations and Resorts with 11 miles of skiable terrain:
Mt. Hood Summer Activites
Summer is a great time to experience Mt. Hood as well with camping, hiking, climbing and special events.
There are many ways you can camp in Mt. Hood’s National Forest:
In Mt. Hood there are roughly 1000 miles of trails throughout the National Forest that are open for hiking. For a list of day hikes you can visit the National Forest Site. Below you will find a summary of some of the more popular ones:
- Cooper Spur: This hike starts from Cloud Cap on the northeast mountains. The trail offers summer views down to Elliot Glacier and a mix of seracs and crevasses.
- Elk Meadows: This is located on the east side of Mt. Hood and includes a scenic hike up Gnarl Ridge.
- Mirror Lake: This is one of the busiest trails but for good reason. It leads to a lake that reflects Mount Hood and has open slopes that are covered with beautiful vegetation such as huckleberries.
- Paradise Park: The route travels through several big glacial stream canyons as well as meadows of wildflowers.
- Timothy Lake: This trail is 13 miles long and contains an amazing amount of variety in regard to terrain and activities.
- Yocum Ridge: This 17-mile trail leads you to views of Sandy Glacier and Ramona Falls, arguably the most scenic waterfall in the forest.
While Mt Hood offers some amazing hiking no trail will allow you to summit the mountain at the 11,249 ft peak. Getting to that point requires some challenges and expert climbing that are out of the reach of some outdoor enthusiast. Still about 10,000 people each year attempt to climb Mount Hood. The climbs range in difficulty from class 2 to class 5.9+. Even the easier climb route is quite technical with crevasses, falling rocks and other elements that require ropes, axes, crampons and other gear. Climbing this mountain is not for the inexperienced. As of 2002, more then 130 people have died trying to climb Mount Hood.
Personal Injury Accidents on Mt. Hood
If you are looking for a personal injury attorney serving Mt. Hood and its surrounding areas, contact Ryan Hilts for a free consultation: (503) 726-5960.