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Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.

Snow Dragon Cave On Mt. Hood Collapses

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: A glacier cave on Mt. Hood recently collapsed and is no longer stable enough for exploration.

Backcountry Skiers On The Lookout For Avalanche Danger

OPB | Feb. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A recent spike in avalanche deaths in Western states highlights the risk for backcountry skiers.

Buried In The Sky Sheds Light On Sherpas' Lives

OPB | May 24, 2013

Buried in the Sky tells the story of the sherpas and high-altitude porters who do much of the heavy lifting on the tallest — and most deadly — mountains in the world.

The Deadly New Year's Day on Mt. Rainier

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012

On New Year's Day 2012, a man drove into Mt. Rainier National Park and killed an on-duty ranger. Bruce Barcott's recent Outside Magazine article looks into the events of that day.

Main Street Oregon

OPB | May 13, 2009

How important is a vital downtown to a rural economy?