Cloud Cap Inn, Guest Signatures
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Cloud Cap Inn, built in 1889, sits at 6000 feet elevation on the northeast side of Mt. Hood, Oregon. It has survived extremes of weather for 127 years and narrowly escaped the Gnarl Ridge Burn of 2008, when flames came within a few feet of the building, and the Dollar Lake Burn of 2011. It is the 2nd oldest building of its type in the United States, oldest west of the Mississippi. The interior walls have guest signatures dating from the late 1800s.
Cloud Cap Inn is the property of the U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest and on the National Register of Historic Places of the National Park Service
This large format photograph was shot with a Sinar F2 view camera on an Ilford Delta 100 4×5 negative and developed in Kodak Xtol.