Historic Hood River
This is the “Legion Camp” the day before the Legion climb of Mt. Hood in July, 1941. Later this evening this amphitheater would become the center of a celebration. Charlott told us how Crag Rats preparing the route would be positioned on the mountain with torches to help the climbers visualize what they were about to do. You can see an organ or piano to the right. I wonder how late they stayed up with a 4:30AM alarm set for the big climb?
This amphitheater doesn’t seem big enough for the crowds we’ve seen in the climbing images. I guess they sat very close together for warmth in the cold July evening up on the mountain.