Cloud Cap mid-century

Above, a mid-20th century view of the main part of Cloud Cap Inn. With pieces of roof from the historic structure literally flying away, the Crag Rats are asking for $40,000 in help from the public. 

The Historic Cloud Cap Inn needs a new roof immediately, as in summer of 2021.

Cloud Cap was built in 1889 and has been stewarded since 1954 by the all-volunteer search-and-rescue organization Hood River Crag Rats under a special use permit through the United States Forest Service.

Cloud Cap damage

Missing shingles and other repair needs are visible on the Cloud Cap roof in this photograph by John Rust. 

Cloud Cap current

A view to the south over the inn, which serves as a base of operations for Crag Rats and is open to the public on special occasions.

Cloud Cap shuttle

Built in 1889, the lodge in its early days attracted hardy travelers to its panoramic location on the north face of Mount Hood, many by the motorized shuttle.