Letters from the road: The Government Camp dispatch

Hey Zak — Greetings from Oregon. This is the story of my trip up to the ski cabin in Government Camp, Oregon, a little town that sits at about 4,000 feet above sea level on the side of Mount Hood. “Govy Camp”, as the slang-slingin’ ski and snowboard set likes to call it, is maybe an hour outside of Portland. I went to college in Portland, and my alma mater has a ski cabin in Govt. Camp that’s open to alumni. The schools’ outing club built it in the late forties … it sees a lot of use during the winter months, but it’s reliably quiet during the summer months. I had the place almost entirely to myself for a few days. It’s a good place to sit and think and return to at night after a day of hiking in the Mount Hood Wilderness.

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