|November corn at Illumination Saddle|
This past weekend, Mt. Hood put on an incredible show for the folks who were lucky enough to experience truly rare early season conditions. A powerful storm blew through the weekend before, leaving 1-2 feet of snow above 6000 ft, but since that time the weather had been stable and the snowpack had consolidated. The forecast called for clear skies, moderate temps, and dead calm winds. On top of that, Timberline Ski Area had just opened for the winter season and was scheduled to run the Palmer lift both days. Equation = fun!