What the heck is Silent Rock? If you made it to the website you probably already know. Silent Rock is simple, shut the heck up and be quiet when you drive through Silent Rock. Turn the radio down and shut your pie hole.
Why? If you are quiet through Silent Rock you will have a good day on the mountain. If you aren't quiet, well....your day could likely suck. You should not test the kharma of the Rock...it's not recommended. It's just that simple.
We have tracked the history of Silent Rock back to about the early 80's. Many stories have been told of bad luck when traveling to the mountain when some gaper was not silent through the rock. There is always someone who feels a need to test the resolve of the rock. Don't do it.
Do you want to have a good day snowboarding, skiing, climbing, snow-shoeing, mountain biking, or hiking? Keep it quiet through Silent Rock and your odds are better. It has been tested too many times.
"A small company built by mountain slackers. We hope to survive in spite of poor management. Go hit the mountain!"
You think you got it going on skater boy? No, you don't. You ain't no starboy BEEEOCH!! Looks like you will be riding solo. But still shut up at the rock!
I never believe in this stuff. Just keep it going and put your chains on down below Silent Rock you gaper!
The only time I left the music playing during my drive past Silent Rock I ended up breaking a few ribs later that day while riding at Meadows.
Shhh... Respect The Rock.
My family has been taking about "quiet rocks" forever. My husband is 52 and he has known about this legend since he was a cubscout in 1st grade. My husband has passed this tradition on to our children and family. We always turn everything off in the car and silence our mouths. We believe in the native american legend.!!!!!! :) It's real
Ooops. Radio was blaring, kids were noisily chatting until the six year old shouted "silent!" Too late. Uh oh. Spent the day fishing at
Trillium Lake where F&W just dumped 3500 trout in the lake. Thought it would be easy fishin'. We didn't catch one dang fish. Should have been quiet...
Born and Raised in Portland, growing up we always went to Eastern Oregon camping every summer, and we ALWAYS never
talked though Silent Rock, you had to get ready and prepare too so you did not miss it while your parents were
driving !! I have taught my kids all about the "don't talk through the rocks" tradition ! When we visit from
Michigan (where I live now) and drive over the mountain we never miss our chance to have a few quiet seconds
in the car!!!!!
In high school I was driving down the mountain with some friends and someone accidentally hit
the button on the radio. It came on mid-Silent Rock! A day or two later that car broke down. Respect the rock!
Back in the 60s and 70s (S***, I'm old!) it was the Ivy Bear that we seriously and faithfully
honored by lifting our feet and shutting our mouths when we passed it. No one wanted to anger
the Mountain Gods. Silent Rock came later...but the Gods still demand their homage.