The CamoNest XL from ENO Hammocks has room for the whole family.

I admit, I’m late to the hammock party.  I’ve seen the pictures floating around the social interwebs for years…  people hanging out on packable hammocks in their backyards, at music festivals and in the backcountry. But those who know me know I am not that good at lazy time.

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It all flows downhill.

The annual cleanup of the headwaters of the Salmon River on Mount Hood will be followed by an on-the-water cleanup of the lower Sandy River, a week later and 50 miles downstream, so if you miss any plastic trash on the first day you still might be able to snag it before it reaches the ocean.

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Emilio Trampuz indicates the ideal location for one of two pedestrian bridges to span Hwy. 26 and access historical recreation areas. Photo courtesy of Emilio Trampuz

Parts of the long-abandoned  Mt. Hood Loop Highway near Government Camp in Oregon should be preserved for both recreational and historic reasons. That effort would involve building two pedestrian bridges over Hwy. 26, but it would be worth it.

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Meadows hopes to bring a bit of that Mount Hood Magic to its new space in the Pearl.

Mt. Hood Meadows has announced plans to open a new clothing and accessories shop in Portland’s upscale Pearl District.

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The Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit.

If you are interested in knives you’ve likely noticed the recent trend toward tactical and military positioned gear. I get it. We all like to have a Navy-Seal-worthy weapon in our pocket when we need to peel an orange. I do love my Gerber DMF Folder Tanto, but it’s a bit of overkill for many of my car-camping and picnic needs.

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Bring in this coupon to save.

ReRack and Yakima have a special deal for the Shred Hood community, on the top new ski rack on the market for 2015-16.

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Harris Dusenbery (left) reminisces with fellow 10th Mountain Division vets. Photo by Christina Nicolaidis

Editor's Note: Harris Dusenbery died at the age of 101 on October 4, 2015 after a long life of many adventures. Shred Hood was fortunate to interview him and hear his stories before he passed.

Ask Harris Dusenbery whether he ever expected to live to be 101 years old, and he smiles.

"I never thought I would make it this long," he says. "I was wondering whether I would reach the year 2000."

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120 acres from the left side of this photo for 770 acres on the right side makes a compelling deal for Mt. Hood - if it were allowed to happen.

Why is everyone so angry at the Forest Service these days? The federal agency with jurisdiction over Mount Hood and its glaciers, forests and streams is getting slammed by senators, sued by citizens and ridiculed far and wide for its inertia, nit-picking and general cluelessness over the Mt. Hood Land Exchange. Why?

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Ouch. The view from Palmer, July 2015, photo by Robin Cressy

A thin snow year and a hot summer have forced an early end to the Mount Hood summer season for skiers and snowboarders, with a final public day of Sunday, August 2. Three large summer camps were granted a one-week extension to wrap up final sessions for campers who had already paid for camp and bought plane tickets to Oregon.

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Dale Crockatt out enjoying the mountain he loved. Photo courtesy of Sandi Strader

The Mount Hood community is mourning the loss of skier, climber, photographer, real estate pro and family man Dale Crockatt, who died from cancer at the age of 57 on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

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