This is a pic of the North Face on Hood. It's where the climbers this past week were attempting to Summit. Notice the cornice hanging over the top...major danger.
This is above crater rock. Right in front of this massive rock formation is the actual crater of the volcano. It's a dark funnel that goes into the mountain that emits smoke all the time. Almost like in a cartoon.
This is from the parking lot looking up. You can barely see where the ski lift ends over on the left. In the canyon in the middle of this picture is where Chad and I did all of our Mountaineering training.
It's been a hard week watching the news and hearing of the suffering of the families of the three climbers on Hood. It's weird because some of the rescue people I have seen on the news we actually met climbing a couple years ago. The mountain can be brutal and so much can go wrong so quickly. I pray for their families.