The Hood is a great river with a lot of different characteristics in one watershed. Have you run the West Fork? It IS a classic. Tough to get on with the right flows though...it is pushing class V at higher water, and the water can fall out pretty quickly when its dropping.
but can you see its opposition | comes a-rising up sometimes | that it's dreadful and position | comes blacking in my mind | ....and then I see a darkness