December 2016

Dear Friends of Mount Hood, We wish everyone a very happy holiday season! This newsletter is devoted to the litigation over the mountain bike facility proposed at Oregon’s beloved gem, Timberline Lodge. By going to our website ( you can update yourself on other important developments during 2016. ​In 2013, … More

December 2015

Kate McCarthy 1917-2015 We are sad to advise you that Kate McCarthy, our founder and life-long protector of Mount Hood, passed away on November 3, 2015. Many of you attended Kate’s slide show presentations and saw the “before and after” photos she made to document the changes that were occurring … More

Friends Mourn Loss of Kate McCarthy

Kate McCarthy, founder of Friends of Mount Hood, passed away on November 3, 2015. The Hood River News reported on her passing here. (The location of the memorial service has been changed to the Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Dr., Hood River, OR.)

Kate had a fascinating life which you can read about here.

She was an inspiration for scores of others who have followed in her footsteps. In order to preserve her story the Crag Law Center has a project dedicated to telling Kate’s story to future generations. You can learn about this and see photos of Kate out in her element here.

Kate campaigned tirelessly for the preservation of the natural beauty of Mount Hood. One of her Op Ed pieces can be read here.

As can be imagined, Kate was frequently interviewed by the press for her opinions and stories about Mount Hood. Here is a OPB radio interview in which you can hear Kate talk about her beloved mountain.

Kate has been quoted in several books, and she has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. Here is a story, with a wonderful photo of Kate, that was in the High Country News.

A memorial service will be held for Kate at 2 PM on December 13, 2015 at the Hood River Inn, Hood River, Oregon.