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Our story about photographer Darcy Bacha's epic collaborations with Sammy Carlson and others clocked in at number 9 for 2014.

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1. Extreme mountain adventurer Kjell Sporseen dies in a speed-flying accident He died young, but he packed a lot of life into 32 years.

2. The Mount Hood Roots of Modern Twin-Tip Skiing The story of how three Mount Hood teenagers pioneered the art of shredding switch.

3. Sage Kotsenburg and Lick the Cat shred Mount Hood for the first High Cascade Snowboard video of the summer Sometimes a little diversion is what people really want.

4. With a new lodge, a new parking lot and a major land exchange in the balance, Mt. Hood Meadows CEO Matthew Drake proceeds with caution It isn't easy running the biggest resort on Mount Hood.

5. Wolf? Fox? Stray Dog? Something with pointy ears and a bushy tail was spotted above Cascade Chair on Mount Hood Okay, so it turns out it wasn't a wolf. But it is still cool to experience wildlife on the mountain.

6. Snow shuts down Portland, allowing for an urban ski race through the Pearl District Keep Portland WEIRD!

7. The Cato Memorial will run its last race this winter after 25 years of camaraderie and healing A one-of-a-kind Mount Hood tradition.

8. Jackie Wiles is selected to represent the U.S. (and Mount Hood) at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi She grew up shredding gates on Mount Hood, and now she's battling it out with the likes of Lindsey Vonn.

9. ON3P cranks up production in Portland for its biggest season yet A Made-in-the-USA success story in the making.

10. Hood-based photographer Darcy Bacha is up for Powder Magazine's photo of the year - again How does he nab those epic shots? Being buddies with Sammy Carlson helps, as does a deep knowledge of Mount Hood and its amazing terrain.

11. Here's a sneak peek inside evo's ambitious remodel of a historic Portland building into the newest PDX shred shop A red-hot retailer chooses Portland - and Hood.

12. Mount Hood's "Pied Piper of Adaptive Skiing" looks back on the movement he helped launch Meet Mount Hood Legend Lee Perry.

13. Three feet of snow, gale-force winds, huge crowds and power outages make for a wild weekend on Mount Hood A little mayhem always makes for a lively news story.

14. Oregon City, Sandy, and West Linn lead a strong Mount Hood showing at the 2014 Oregon snowboarding championships The Ashland team didn't have a season due to lack of snow, but their pent-up enthusiasm propelled them to first place at states.