Take a virtual tour of Cloud Cap Inn

Community members will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour of the historic Cloud Cap Inn Sundays from now through Sept. 1 at The History Museum of Hood River County.

Programs will be held in the atrium gallery at 2 p.m. and are free to museum members ($5 regular museum admission fee for non-members).

Ron Kikel, information assistant for the U.S. Forest Service Hood River Ranger District, will host a PowerPoint tour of the Inn, which was constructed in 1889, a year before the frontier was considered closed. It had amenities such as indoor plumbing and a telephone. Most Americans would not see these items in their own homes for decades.

Cloud Cap Inn started out as an elite mountain retreat and is now a search and rescue base for the Hood River Crag Rats (the oldest search and rescue organization in the United States). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building has endured years of extreme winters and mountain storms, and has been one of the unique and truly exceptional destinations of Mount Hood for the last 100 years.

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