The Summit Series was inspired by a hiking trip to Oregon in 2012, where Rick Hinderer had the opportunity to climb Mount St. Helens. Rick Hinderer Knives wanted to start a collection, so that you could combine your personal choice of beads from our many series, and wear them on a bracelet, lanyard, or whatever you may choose!
Elevation: 11,249 ft.
Location: Clackamas / Hood River counties, Oregon, U.S.
Type of Rock: Stratovolcano
Age: < More than 500,000 years
Last Eruption: 1866
First Ascent: 1857 by Henry Pittock, W. Lymen Chittenden, Wilbur Cornell, and the Rev. T.A. Wood
Mount Hood is located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties. In addition to being Oregon’s highest mountain, it is one of the loftiest mountains in the nation based on its prominence. Rick Hinderer sees Mount St. Hood while he is on the plane coming home from Oregon quite often, which inspired the design behind the Hinderer Mount Hood bead. The design was made to give the impression of the ascend up to the summit of the mountain.