Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Facebook Group for Mt Hood Locals to Buy, Sell, and Barter!

Looking for a way to connect with others in Mt Hood to buy, sell, and barter? There's a brand new Facebook group that is set up just for that purpose! Whether you're a local artist, local business, or an individual who just wants to sell a few things, if you live on the mountain - it can be difficult (at best) to connect with locals in the community to buy or sell things, and even harder to find people to barter with. The group, Mt Hood Buy, Sell, Barter,  is open to all Facebook members, and local Mt Hood area residents are encouraged to join. It's free to use, free to join, and free to post. 

In Portland, Craigslist is great, but just doesn't seem to reach the Mt Hood area, the local area postings in Mt Hood area are sparse, if any... Garage sales and yard sales are great, but with short summers and long months of cold rainy or snowy weather, outdoor selling is limited to the sunny months. With so many people using Facebook as a way to stay connected, it has become a great community resource, and now - it brings us all together in one place to buy, sell, and trade - for free!

Join the Facebook group today, and start posting, selling, and reaching out to other locals in the area! Invite your friends, family and neighbors, and help build Mt Hood's newest local venue, Mt Hood Buy, Sell, Barter

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Three Missing Climbers on Mt Hood: Headlines of Lost Hikers Sound Eerily Familiar

In mid December of 2006, three Mt Hood climbers went missing in the midst of a severe weather storm. They were never seen again. But this morning, three years later, headlines give a grim reminder of the tragic events, with those painfully familiar words, "Three Mt Hood Climbers Reported Missing". Two male hikers and one female set out on a technical climb up the west side of the mountain and didn't return by their expected 2 p.m. arrival time on Friday, December 11, 2009.

The climbers are said to be experienced and prepared, and although they do not have a location beacon, they did send a text message today around 1 p.m. Detective Jim Strovink, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, is waiting for any possible location information from the cell phone company, hoping it will pinpoint the hikers' location. 25-year old medical student Anthony Vietti, reported them missing, sending an email to the FOX 12 newsroom in Portland stating that he was a friend of one of the missing hikers.

Portland Mountain Rescue workers have begun searching for the missing climbers in the Reid Glacier area, which is known for its large crevasses and elevations ranging from 6,000 to 9,800 ft. Using snowshoes and binoculars, a team including about 30 volunteers are actively involved in a ground level search. The Oregon Air National Guard is standing by for a break in the clouds in order to conduct an air search.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Gorgeous Weather on the Hood

Today is an absolutely beautiful day in the Mt Hood area, with clear blue skies and bright green vegetation in the woods, it's a great day to enjoy just about any activity on the mountain. Everyting just seems alive and wonderful, but that's normal to those of us who live here.

It's the type of day that no one wants to work, and if you're stuck working in the coffee shop today - you're probably looking for any excuse to go beyond the entrance doors and smell the fresh, clean air.

I thought at first that the scenery was extraordinarily beautiful to me, since I had an extended visit to the Los Angeles area, where the air is brown and the people are in a rude hurry. But sitting here at the local internet hub at Java the Hut in Welches, listening to the chit-chat of the passing people, I realize that the beauty of the day has hit just about everyone here. Skiiers and snowboarders, out-of-towners, and especially the locals - people are continuously marvelling at how absolutely bright and pretty is really is up here right now.

Blogging Mt Hood

Blogging the local Mt Hood area of Oregon. With skiing, snowboarding, hiking, shopping, wind surfing, live bands, resorts, movies, and much more to do, you'll never be bored in the Mount Hood area.