Mt. Hood http://nwpr.org en Fish Biologists To Reassess Proposed Timberline Mountain Biking http://nwpr.org/post/fish-biologists-reassess-proposed-timberline-mountain-biking <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposal to put mountain bike trails on Mount Hood slopes is being slowed by an expanded environmental review. The study will </span>gauge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the trails' effects on federally protected steelhead.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:21:25 +0000 Devan Schwartz 44348 at http://nwpr.org Fish Biologists To Reassess Proposed Timberline Mountain Biking How Rain Strengthens The Cascades Snowpack http://nwpr.org/post/how-rain-strengthens-cascades-snowpack <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent rainfall is hurting Northwest ski areas’ chances of fully opening by Thanksgiving. But the </span>rainclouds<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have a silver lining. Rain in the Cascade Mountains may help reduce avalanche danger.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:17:54 +0000 Devan Schwartz 37699 at http://nwpr.org How Rain Strengthens The Cascades Snowpack Explorers Discover More Than A Mile of Caves Under Mount Hood’s Sandy Glacier http://nwpr.org/post/explorers-discover-more-mile-caves-under-mount-hood-s-sandy-glacier <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Explorers have discovered more than a mile of caves underneath a glacier on Oregon&rsquo;s Mt Hood. Melt water and warm air has created vast caverns in the ice. They&rsquo;re the largest known glacier caves in the US, outside Alaska. A survey team is using the caves to measure how much the inside of the glacier is melting each year. It&#39;s a dangerous work, but it could reveal that some alpine glaciers are shrinking faster than anyone realized.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:14:17 +0000 Amelia Templeton 35392 at http://nwpr.org Explorers Discover More Than A Mile of Caves Under Mount Hood’s Sandy Glacier Mt Hood National Forest Withdraws Thinning Sale http://nwpr.org/post/mt-hood-national-forest-withdraws-thinning-sale <p>The Mt. Hood National Forest has withdrawn a decision to thin trees in the upper Clackamas River watershed. Reporting for EarthFix, Amelia Templeton has the story. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:29:20 +0000 Amelia Templeton 19673 at http://nwpr.org Why Mt. Hood Never Erupts With A Bang http://nwpr.org/post/why-mt-hood-never-erupts-bang <p>MT. HOOD, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon State University think they have figured out why Mt. Hood doesn&rsquo;t erupt with the same bang and violence as other Cascade volcanoes. Amelia Templeton reports. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:09:25 +0000 Amelia Templeton 3179 at http://nwpr.org Why Mt. Hood Never Erupts With A Bang