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The Mt. Hood Summit Hut. Photo from Forest Service archives.

Did you know that there used to be a fire lookout on the summit of Mount Hood?

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This Digital Public Library image from the 1930s shows that Mount Hood did indeed have a summit hut in the pioneer days of outdoor recreation.

Not long after the first pioneers found their way to the Cascade Range, they started dreaming up ways to climb - and ski - Mount Hood. It's a rich tradition of ingenuity that continues to this day. This timeline should give you an appreciation for the rich history associated with Oregon's tallest mountain.

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