Paragliding on Mt. Hood, February 2001



On the morning of February 24, 2001, Steve Roti started calling other members of the Cascade Paragliding Club with the news that weather conditions on Mt. Hood appeared propitious for a paragliding descent. We hurried up to the mountain to take advantage of the unusual conditions, rode up the Magic Mile chairlift, and hiked to the top of the Palmer snowfield. Our reward was a delightful flight from the top of the Palmer snowfield, down the White River Canyon, and ending with our landing at the White River Canyon snowpark. Steve, along with his baby daughter Elizabeth, served as the ground crew, thus enabling his wife Tina to lead the ascent up the mountain.

(Thanks to Reed Gleason, Jim Little, and Steve Roti for several of the photographs above.)