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The team has been training for an eight day trip to Oregon to climb Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnoma tribe, is a potentially active volcano in the Cascade Mountains. It was formed by a subduction zone on the pacific coast and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clarkamas and Hood River counties. In addition to being Oregon's highest mountain, it is one of the loftiest mountains in the nation based on its prominence in North America.

The height assigned to Mount Hood's snow-covered peak has varied over its history. Modern sources point to three different heights: 11,249 feet (3,429 m), a 1991 adjustment of a 1986 measurement by the NGS, 11,240 feet based on a 1993 scientific expedition. The peak is home to 12 named glaciers and snowfields. It is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely. Still, the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7%, so the USGS characterizes it as "potentially active", but the mountain is informally considered dormant.

Coach King on top of Big Slide looking at over the Great Range in the distance. The team was training for its upcoming alpine climb of Mt Hood in Oregon.

The team on top of Allen Mountain testing gear and hitting a 36 hour training evolution. 21 miles, 5k elevation gain, all while running on low calories and little sleep.

Coach Wear climbing Street mountain with Allie

And Coach Wear again finishing off his day on Nye Mountain with the mountain hound Tucker.

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