if youre already set going in to bellingham, then take the train to portland (and trust me, take the train and not the bus. Amtrak cascades is usually a super chill train ride). then you can use various forms of transport to get to hood. i know there is a bus that goes from portland to bend via hood, so theres always that option (and there are others). or just get out to gresham and stick the thumb out
"When you and you and you see I and I here, don't think I come here for an entertainment. I and I come to flash lightnin', earthquake, and thunder in these places of destruction and unrighteousness." -Peter Tosh
unless you know somebody in Bellingham or have some specific reason to fly into BLI. If you are going to hood, there really is no reason to fly into Bellingham. Bellingham is a pretty small airport. Fly into Seattle or better yet fly into Portland that is in the same state as Hood.
Although if you are not just going to Hood, Bellingham is a great college town that is an hour from Summer Hiking at Baker and 2.5hrs from Glacier skiing at Whistler.
i think the trains like 40 bucks to p-town. me and some buddies were looking into amtrackin it down from seattle to portland, I don't know if there's a train from bellingham though, probly a ton of greyhound bus shit though.