A little over 4 hours drive south and east from Seattle, WA can put you at the base of Mount Hood. Mount Hood, or Wy’east as named by the local Multnomah tribe, is a volcano in Northern Oregon. Atop the 11,240′ peak sits 12 glaciers and snowfields including the Palmer Snowfield which allows for skiing and snowboarding nearly year round.

In June of 2016, I had just finished work on the sleeping platform for the back of my cab and coincidently, had to shuttle some skis from Seattle to Government Camp. It would be a perfect trip to give the mobile camping solution a test. I headed down to Hood and the snowfields with my wife and beagle named Frank for a bit of car camping and exploration. Enjoy the gallery below:

#CampTacoma at Mount Hood, Oregon. © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
Not a bad spot for lunch…
Looking up to the Palmer snowfield that provides nearly year round skiing and snowboarding.
#CampTacoma among the trees
#CampTacoma hiding among the trees on a forest road near Trillium Lake.
The PCT © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
The Pacific Crest Trail, marker #2000.
Frank the Beagle © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
Frank the Beagle.
Wild Flowers near Mount Hood, Oregon. © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
Wild Flowers near Mount Hood, Oregon.
Little Crater Lake © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
Little Crater Lake.
Mount Hood above Trillium Lake © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
Mount Hood above Trillium Lake.
Mount Hood © Dan Brown / Kapitol Photography
Approaching Wy’east.

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