This 35th annual celebration is a FREE, festive gathering held on Mount Hood that features two special events associated with the history of the Oregon Trail, where it traversed around the Mountain’s southern flank. This is an event for the entire family. Featured is a traditional holiday festivity held at a pioneer village (the Oregon Country Settlement) along a section of the Oregon Trail through the Cascade Mountain Range, known as the Barlow Trail, in which the Willamette Valley-bound emigrant’s traversed a route along the southern flank of the 1,295-foot Mount Hood. There will be storytelling, traditional Christmas caroling, Native American flute and pioneer flute music, FREE Christmas goodies and hot drinks. This is also an opportunity to shop for unique historical and nature books, Huckleberry and other Wildberry jams, and specialty products made from this wildland bounty, that would be ideal for gifts..,.especially for those who are hard to buy for. And, naturally, Santa Claus will be there on duty. Christmas Along the Barlow Trail is on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 1 - 4 p.m. at 73341 East U.S. Highway 26 in Rhododendron. More online at cascadegeographicsociety.com.