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Cloud Cap Inn


In 1889, visionary pioneers built the Cloud Cap Inn on the north shoulder on Mt Hood as a destination resort. They were ahead of the their time, but despite the vicissitudes of man and Mother Nature, the venerable inn endures today, lovingly preserved by the Hood River Crag Rats as their “open to the public” clubhouse.

Producer - Jule Gilfillan
Videographer & Editor - Nicholas Fisher
Photos & Video Courtesy - US Forest Service, Kate McCarthy, Oregon Historical Society, the Mazamas, KGW-TV, Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center

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Crag Rats
Mt Hood Nat’l Forest
For tours of Cloud Cap Inn

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Oregon Field Guide:#2405
Original Broadcast: November 1, 2012