Mt. Hood East Side
I think Cooper Spur is the most striking feature on Mt Hood. Last fall I envisioned a 7000 ft descent right off the summit down to the Tilly Jane Snopark. I tried the line in November and February this year and was scared off by icy conditions on both outings.
I'm realizing now that skiing in the PNW is much easier in June than February.
I left Corvallis around 2:30am and made good time up from the Tilly Jane Sno Park. I skied Cooper Spur from the summit around 11:30am, and things were a over-ripe, sluffing but not propagating as point-releases. Fortunately there were no climbers below.
With lots of day left and not too much snow moving on it's own accord, I traversed over to the base of the Wy'East Face. I skinned all the way up to the ridge. Looking back at the South Side. Pearly gates in the center of the photo and looking skiable (if you're into that type of thing).
Skied down the Newton Clark Headwall. Some really big wet sluffs on this one.
Took advantage of the skin track and took another lap up the Wy'East.
By this point (4:30pm) the snow was starting to refreeze and the skiing was oddly reminiscent of February. In the fast conditions I was able ski continuously down the Wy'East, over the Cooper Spur, and onto the Elliot Glacier where things were much better.
It was a great day out on three new-to-me lines. All still very thicc and devoid on suncups.