Mt. Hood is a special place for most people that I know, especially those of us who grew up staring at it everyday. The real lucky few are those who have made a carrier working with, on, or around her. Such as my good friend Dave Baker. As a patroller during the winter and working with the forest service during the summer he gets to explore some amazing little zones that few will ever see but we all dream about. This secret spot was one of the little gems that he's found that will shine in our memories for a long time. Dave single handedly cleared the trail of a season's worth of fallen trees and debris so that we could share a roaring fire with old friends and new on the edge of this amazing precipice. If you ever find a spot like this, hold on to it and never let it go.