In May 1994, three companions and I flew to Portland, Ore., and there rented a van. For the next week we drove up and down the Cascades, intending to ski the volcanoes. A big spring storm interfered with some of our plans, but we did ski Mt. Shasta, 9,000 vertical feet of glorious corn snow, and then on the penultimate day of our trip, we finally got up Mt. Hood. This photo was taken just below the summit, looking north toward the volcanoes of Washington state, with one of my companions skinning her way toward the subpeaks of Mt. Hood.