What's a "Crag Rat" and How Can YOU Become One?

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This is your chance to make a real difference serving the Hood River Valley Community!

Founded in 1926, Crag Rats are the oldest search and rescue organization in the United States, conducting operations on Mt. Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge. A charter member of the Mountain Rescue Association, the group got its name since it's members started as climbers who realized they could assist search and rescue by being able to literally climb into the crags of the mountain.

The members have become a close-knit group over the years boasting some as being third generation members who, beyond their rescue efforts, also socialize and enjoy the outdoors together.


On Wednesday, November 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

come hear a presentation on the Crag Rat's history, get info on its current activities and on how to become one.

Hood River County Library, 502 State Street, Hood River.


Crag Rat's historian, Bill Pattison be presenting, followed by a question and answer period.

For more information, email the Crag Rats at: hoodrivercragrats@gmail.com

View from the Crag Rat's Hut in the east hills of Hood River...


 Crag Rat's View

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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Gretchen, I have never heard of Crag Rats but after reading your post I have to say that they are a very special group of volunteers who go out for search and rescue.  That would be a very informative meeting.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 11, 2013 08:10 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gretchen- I'd never heard of this group and cheers to them for providing this volunteer service.  I think it takes a very special person who can do that. 

Nov 11, 2013 09:19 AM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

New one for me as well. Great reading your post at the group is doing great work.

Make it a great day.

Nov 12, 2013 03:26 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

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Nov 16, 2013 09:43 AM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Gretchen, The Crag Rats have a beautiful view!  And a cool service they provide as most people don't have their skill set.

Nov 16, 2013 09:02 PM #6
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Very interesting. This is a much needed service by dedicated people. 

Nov 16, 2013 09:17 PM #7
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