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Wildflowers and waterfalls abound on Mount Hood in summer. Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Meadows

After years of lagging behind Skibowl and Timberline in summer activities due to Forest Service restrictions, Mt. Hood Meadows is moving decisively into year-round attractions with its biggest lineup yet of August events and concerts, plus a promising foray into summer camps.

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How would you improve the Mt. Hood Express bus line?

The vast majority of the 4 million visits to Mount Hood each year are people driving their personal vehicles, generating congestion, parking problems, pollution and unsafe driving conditions in bad weather.

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Maya Barnard-Davidson continues to recover from her New Year's Eve accident on Mount Hood. Photo courtesy of Candy Barnard-Davidson

It wasn't much of a snow year, but there was no shortage of riveting stories up on Mount Hood this past season.

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Jeff Albright in action on the American Windsurfing Tour. Photo by Mark Harpur, luckbeanz.com

Mount Hood skier, race dad and physician Dr. Jeffreys Albright took second place in two categories at the American Windsuring Tour's Pistol River Wave Bash on the Southern Oregon Coast.

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An injured climber is air-lifted to safety. Photo by Erik Broms

Rescue teams helped a National Guard helicopter squad hoist a woman with a broken leg to safety from 11,000 feet on Mount Hood Sunday.

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Search and rescue teams recover the body of 66-year-old fallen climber Ward Maxfield. Photo by Joe Poulton

Climber, skier and photographer Joe Poulton was up doing search and rescue training on Mount Hood June 4, when his team got the call that a climber had fallen.

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By the time search and rescue teams responded, the fallen climber was already dead.

66-year-old Ward Milo Maxfield of Paul, Idaho died on Mount Hood Thursday, June 4 after sliding several hundred feet and landing in the Hot Rocks, a fumarole zone near the Hogsback area at about 10,500 feet.

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Skibowl's half-mile Alpine Slide is a big summer attraction, and one of many. Photo courtesy of Skibowl.

Mt. Hood Skibowl's 27th summer season will rev up with mountain biking, zip lines, Frisbee golf and more, seven days a week starting June 12.

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Lisa Moulding's warm spirit and infectious smile will be remembered. Photo by Sean Jacks.

Mount Hood lost one of its great spirits on Thursday, May 21, 2015, as the popular and always positive Mazot server Lisa Moulding died from cancer at the age of 34.

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The big Mt. Hood Safety Project on Highway 26 is shifting into high gear with three nights of rock-blasting per week, plus plenty of truck traffic hauling debris.

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