Pacific Northwest Trip Part 5

The day after the wedding we headed out to Mount Hood. While I learned how to ski at the Sugar Mountains in North Carolina, I did most of my skiing at Mount Hood when we lived there. When we first moved up we went to Mt Hood in August and there was some snow there. This was a much hotter year, so you had to go to the top of The Magic Mile to get some snow. I actually heard some people complaining about the quality of the snow….in July…..

It's always trippy to see abandoned ski lifts in the summer
It’s always trippy to see abandoned ski lifts in the summer

Even though it’s been 20 years (give or take) since I last skied here, I remember spending tons of time on the Pucci run. Why? Because we always used to reference Poochie from Yoshi’s Island 2.

Pucci, one of my favorite runs on Mt Hood
Pucci, one of my favorite runs on Mt Hood

One of these days I’ll probably reminisce more about skiing at Mount Hood, but looking at this Pucci photo again reminds me of the joy of skiing with Dan – enjoying all the runs. And swelling with pride at being made responsible for Dave since my parents didn’t enjoy skiing.

I love the bottom part of this sign:

If you're on the run....I recommend Canada...
If you’re on the run….I recommend Canada…

I’d completely forgotten they filmed this here:

Here's Johnny!
Here’s Johnny!

Author: Eric Mesa

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