Trip Report: Mount Hood 11-15-14

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After the recent storm that tackled the lower Cascades, we headed up Mt. Hood to check out conditions and pursue the much coveted POW. Here is a 30 minute edit of the trip, of course I spent a little bit over 30 minutes editing but these are meant to be super quick edits. As predicted, much of the snow has blown into the gullies below Palmer Glacier, leave a lot of exposed rock still. Above Palmer and into the West Crater Rim is a mix of wind blown hard pack and pockets of powder ranging from 18″ to 3′.

Production Notes:
First time filming with my upgrade to the Panasonic GH4. Great to finally see it’s 4k capabilities and how much I can scale in post. Still lots to learn on the camera. I gave the auto focus on the Panasonic 100-300mm a try because it was around -8 degrees with 30mph winds. So getting blasted in the face with drifting snow, made it extremely hard to do a fine focus on it. Over all great trip of exploring and geeking out on my gear.

Filmed and edited by Jesse Hambley
Head cam photos by Cameron Brown

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