Presentation: Mount Hood: Shaping the People and Places of the Pacific Northwest

Jon Bell will talk about the legendary Mount Hood, which has helped define the Northwest for centuries. It shapes the landscape, inspires awe and lures adventurers from around the world. The mountain also helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows. It has long been a sacred place for Native Americans, and it provides some of the purest drinking water in the world. Bell, author of “On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak,” is an outdoor enthusiast whose work has appeared in Backpacker, The Oregonian, The Rowing News, Oregon Coast and many other publications. He is also co-author of the climbing guidebook, Ozone, and former president of the Ptarmigans Mountaineering Club. Bell writes from Lake Oswego, Ore., where he lives with his wife, two kids and a black Lab. Admission is $5 for non-Gorge-Owned members.


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