Mt. Hood Wilderness Closed to Access Again!

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Mt. Hood

On a late September day, I drove to the Mt. Hood area.

Back in the springtime, I had taken a drive to the same area.

Due to the coronavirus epidemic at that time, I had heard that all campgrounds and access roads to trailheads were closed. I was surprised to see how closed they really were. In all my years in the Portland area, I had never seen anything like that except in bad wildfire seasons.

Evacuation info is not what you want to see

Well lo and behold, on this outing the 1674 square-mile Mt. Hood National Forest was closed again. And, sure enough, it was due to existing large wildfires and bad wildfire conditions.

I took some photos along the way so that we could all remember another dramatic time in all our lives.

Be well.

Early morning clouds near Mt. Hood


Closure signs

Mt. Hood later in the day (soon fresh snow will cover the peak)

Green River Parking area

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