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[[Image:Cooper Spur Shelter.jpg|thumb|400px|Cooper Spur Shelter and Mount Hood]]
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[[Image:Cooper Spur Summit.jpg|thumb|Hikers reach the crest of Cooper Spur]]
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[[Image:Eliot Glacier Icefall.jpg|thumb|Icefall on the Eliot Glacier]]
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== Info ==
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* Hikes containing this destination:
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[[Cooper Spur Hike]]
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[[Eliot Glacier Moraine Hike]]
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== Description ==
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[[Image:Cooper Spur Summit.jpg|thumb|400px|Hikers reach the crest of Cooper Spur ''(Tom Kloster)'']]
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[[Image:Eliot Glacier Icefall.jpg|thumb|Icefall on the Eliot Glacier ''(Tom Kloster)'']]
  
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*Hikes to this destination:
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** {{Hike ring|trailhead=Cloud Cap Trailhead|hike=Cooper Spur Hike|log=Cooper Spur Hike/Log|previous=Cooper Spur Shelter|next=Cooper Spur}}
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** {{Hike ring|trailhead=Tilly Jane Sno Park Trailhead|hike=Cooper Spur via Tilly Jane Ski Trail Hike|log=Cooper Spur via Tilly Jane Ski Trail Hike/Log|previous=Cooper Spur Shelter|next=Cooper Spur}}
  
At 8,514 feet, [[Cooper Spur]] is the highest point reached by formal trail on Mount Hood. From the rocky summit, there are stunning views of Mount Hood's north face, the massive ice falls of the Eliot Glacier to the north, and views across the smooth ice of the Newton Clark Glacier to the south. Oregon's high desert country spreads out to the east, and the orchards of the Hood River Valley spread out to the northeast.  
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* Elevation: 8514 feet
  
The large boulder perched on the narrow saddle between [[Cooper Spur]] and Mount Hood is Tie-In-Rock, the traditional spot where climbers rope up before continuing toward the summit. The Cooper Spur route to the summit was once the most popular approach, in the days when the Cloud Cap Inn was the main tourist destination on the mountain. Today, it continues to be a popular climbing route for intermediate climbers.
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=== Description ===
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Cooper Spur is the highest point reached by formal trail on [[Mount Hood]]. From the rocky summit, there are stunning views of Mount Hood's north face, the massive ice falls of the Eliot Glacier to the north, and views across the smooth ice of the Newton Clark Glacier to the south. Oregon's high desert country spreads out to the east, and the orchards of the Hood River Valley spread out to the northeast.  
  
Other highlights at [[Cooper Spur]] include several stone windbreaks used for nearly a century by climbers and the etched signature in a small boulder left by a Japanese climbing party in the early 1900s. If you wait long enough on the crest, you might also be lucky enough to hear to hear the surreal crack and roar of the Eliot Glacier creaking down the mountain.
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The large boulder perched on the narrow saddle between Cooper Spur and Mount Hood is Tie-In-Rock, the traditional spot where climbers rope up before continuing toward the summit. The Cooper Spur route to the summit was once the most popular approach, in the days when the Cloud Cap Inn was the main tourist destination on the mountain. Today, it continues to be a popular climbing route for intermediate climbers.
  
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Other highlights at Cooper Spur include several stone windbreaks used for nearly a century by climbers and the etched signature in a small boulder left by a Japanese climbing party in the early 1900s. If you wait long enough on the crest, you might also be lucky enough to hear to hear the surreal crack and roar of the Eliot Glacier creaking down the mountain.
  
== Trip Reports ==
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=== More Links ===
* (Click [http://portlandhikers.com/forums/AddPost.aspx?ForumID=8 here] to add your own)
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* [https://www.summitpost.org/cooper-spur/155414  Cooper Spur (Summit Post)]
  
== Active Conversations / Q&A ==
 
* (Click [http://portlandhikers.com/forums/AddPost.aspx?ForumID=141 here] to ask a question or start a conversation)
 
  
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=== Page Contributors ===
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* [[User:Splintercat|Splintercat (Tom Kloster)]] (primary)

Revision as of 00:09, 23 September 2019

Hikers reach the crest of Cooper Spur (Tom Kloster)
Icefall on the Eliot Glacier (Tom Kloster)

Description

Cooper Spur is the highest point reached by formal trail on Mount Hood. From the rocky summit, there are stunning views of Mount Hood's north face, the massive ice falls of the Eliot Glacier to the north, and views across the smooth ice of the Newton Clark Glacier to the south. Oregon's high desert country spreads out to the east, and the orchards of the Hood River Valley spread out to the northeast.

The large boulder perched on the narrow saddle between Cooper Spur and Mount Hood is Tie-In-Rock, the traditional spot where climbers rope up before continuing toward the summit. The Cooper Spur route to the summit was once the most popular approach, in the days when the Cloud Cap Inn was the main tourist destination on the mountain. Today, it continues to be a popular climbing route for intermediate climbers.

Other highlights at Cooper Spur include several stone windbreaks used for nearly a century by climbers and the etched signature in a small boulder left by a Japanese climbing party in the early 1900s. If you wait long enough on the crest, you might also be lucky enough to hear to hear the surreal crack and roar of the Eliot Glacier creaking down the mountain.

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