Summers at Mt. Hood have always been part of the identity and product development process of Lib Technologies. With Hood only being a few hours from the Mervin Factory founders Mike Olson and Pete Saari have been making summertime treks to test boards and get some surf and skate as well since the early 80s. 2015 was no different. Well, a little different. A catastrophically dry winter gave way to a sweltering summer and an unprecedented lack of snow on the Palmer Snowfield. Sky high temps and only one bad weather day at High Cascade and Windells had the rumor mill surrounding Mt. Hood at cyclone level with lifties, baristas and Cobra Dog slingers making around the clock speculations. But standing sideways and seeking adventure in or around Mt. Hood are intrinsic to our culture. And in the end the challenges of the low snow; being the epic journey to access the snow patch, the ever shrinking features to choose from or heat and dust permeating your very being, couldn’t stop Hood from going off. “Escape to the Microwave Planet” is a snap shot of another great summer spent doing what we love with our friends. Filmed and edited by Sean Lucey with Snowboarding from Ted Borland, Max Warbington, Brandon Reis, Jesse Burtner, skateboarding by Sky Siljeg, Phil Hansen, Jamie Jacobsen, surfing by Johnny Grubbs and much more. Music is “2Amoutu I7tirakan” by Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart ℅ www.secretlycanadian.com
Additional filming by: Tim Stanford and Jesse Burtner
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