Yeah, it was a whacky idea that did`nt work so well. In 1951, they built a tram from Govy to Timberline Lodge using old city busses hung from cables. There is talk today still of a viable tram connecting Govy with Timberline and there has even been talk of an extension across White River Canyon to the top of Vista at Mt. Hood Meadows. Besides Forest Service authorizations, the greatest challenge to such a proposal would be the intense winds that occurr on Vista, making such a tram unreliable. Still, some pretty interesting history. Here are a few pics of the old buggar and some links to several Portland and Mt. Hood historical sites.
yeah it really does have that home woodsy feeling mt. bachelor is a really good mountain/ski resort too in bend. i dont really like hoodoo though.
Fuck ya, Bachelor is great but it does have a "mixed" atmosphere to it in that you have your mix of chill locals and asshole tourists that think their shit don't stink. But the terrain is awesome! And I'm with ya on Hoodoo, I have grown to dislike it. I learned there and every time I go there I tend to have bad luck I don't know why. The only really cool thing about that place is Crater Run from the summit on a pow day because it stays pretty un-tracked throughout the day. They are having a shitty season this year though, tons of rain.