Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing III Pocket Creek on Mt. Hood


Well, Cross Country and Snow Shoeing is such good fun and exercise. We had a little adventure last time finding a new place. Let's try another one. This one is up on Mt. Hood and is called Pocket Creek. Looks good, let's give it a try! meet at gateway transit center at 8AM by the elevators SE corner of 2 story parking garage to carpool we will leave at 8:10 AM.  and go hit the mountain. If you ride with someone please offer at least $5-10 to pitch in for gas. Let's carpool and save money and the environment. It might be getting slushy so early is better. Rent you own gear at the Mountain Shop or Next Adventure the day before. Bring sunscreen, bag lunch, water and camp chair for parking lot. Please be early or on time, especially if you need a ride. If you can drive please state that in your RSVP and about how many people you think you can take. Our last trip was sunny and nice! Let's go again and hit Hood River Double Mountain Brewery on the way home for dinner and some beers. Eric[masked] If you have a NW Winter Parks Pass bring it and share for the drivers. Daily Parking Pass is $5 our season $25. Since Pocket Creek didn't have a bathroom or hut i was going to move the event to Tea Cup, but Tea Cup is not Snow Shoe friendly. So Pocket Creek it is, use bathroom before you go, or go in the woods.

Pocket Creek Trailhead Snowpark

Area Status: OpenThis area is Open

Pocket Creek Snowpark is Open!

At a Glance

Current Conditions:As of 03/15/2013, 10 inches of snow.No new snow.Permit Info:A current snowpark pass is required!

Swap your hiking boots for cross country skis and snowshoes during the winter months to take advantage of Oregon's plethora of Sno-Parks (plowed parking areas near groomed and backcountry trails). This 6.2-mile winter route connects two Sno-Parks and offers a great workout at the foot of Mount Hood.

From the trailhead at Pocket Creek Sno-Park, head southeast on Pocket Creek Trail—you'll start off with a 0.4-mile descent toward the East Fork Hood River before turning right at the Y-junction onto Meadows Creek Trail. From here, you'll glide along a narrow path that climbs steadily through the forest (follow the blue diamond blazes). After 1.3 miles, bear left at another Y-junction and listen closely: you may be able to hear the rushing of Clark Creek. The sounds of the creek get louder as you round the bend and near the Clark Creek bridge.

After crossing the bridge, the route climbs 0.7 mile to the Teacup Trail intersection. Bear right and head northwest to reach the end of the trail at the Teacup Trailhead. Turn around and follow the same route back to Pocket Creek Trailhead.

From Gov't Camp follow Hwy 35 for 12 miles two miles past Tea Cup. Let's try a new one!

 

 


 

 

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  • Eric

    good day on the mtn. pocket creek was really rough, low snow and crunchy, not groomed, we jumped up to tea cup, then to White River Canyon, that was awesome with great views and fun time! great to get up on the mtn and meet some new people! thanks

    April 7, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Thanks Eric, was perfect!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm enroute still for anyone who needs a ride...

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Christina, are we running late or?

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • A. S.

    Abhranil will be picking me and Subho up. So, we would be heading straight from Hillsboro to Pocket Creek. At what time should we arrive at the trailhead?

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • A. S.

      Also where should we get the snowpark pass?

      April 5, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Sounds like we'll be back by 5:00, even if we eat afterwards? Especially with the early 8:00am departure time. Does that seem right?

    April 5, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Christina, no problem, CU there

    April 5, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    I'll pick you up, you're on my way I believe

    3 · April 2, 2013

    • casey t

      I will be at first cup coffee shop waiting / 41st and woodstock

      April 4, 2013

    • christina

      I live in Woodstock can I ride with you Richard? I can wait with Casey at 41st.

      April 5, 2013

  • Rommel

    I need to carpool.

    April 5, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Casey I'll be there about 7:45

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Eric

    Please try to be on time or a little early so we can divide up people for carpooling at hit the road at 8:10 firm.

    April 4, 2013

    • Linda L.

      I won't be late like I was last time....(sorry about that!)

      April 4, 2013

  • Eric

    As of 03/28/2013, 15 inches of snow.

    March 31, 2013

    • A. S.

      great. super excited

      1 · April 1, 2013

    • Eric

      it will be fun

      April 4, 2013

  • Linda L.

    I catch a ride with anyone who has room! Thanks in advance & I'll pay the going rate. $10?

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Eric

      the gas depends on how many people are in the car, if there are 4 epople $40 is too high, it usually costs about 24-30 to get to hood and back

      April 4, 2013

  • Janie

    I will just meet everyone at Gateway and hope to find a ride with someone from there.

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Eric

      that seems to be the best idea, last time we found a ride for everyone that didn't want to drive

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Sorry! Got kids stuff going on then!

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Sarkar, what part of town are you in or would you prefer to meet @ Gateway?

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • A. S.

      @ Linda sure :)

      April 3, 2013

    • Linda L.

      lol!

      April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive and carry 3 people . . .

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live near the intersection of I-5 and 217 on the Lake Oswego / Tualatin border

      April 3, 2013

  • Amanda G.

    I can fit three people in my car comfortably, thanks

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Casey, I can give you a ride

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • casey t

      ty Richard - I do have an extra snow pass still

      April 1, 2013

    • casey t

      i will try to figure out mass transit to the transit center

      April 1, 2013

  • casey t

    I can drive - 3 passengers comfortably - prefer to leave from SE Portland. Lents Park 92nd and Holgate.

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • christina

      Lents Park is good for me, I'll need a ride

      March 27, 2013

    • casey t

      my car is dead - sorry

      April 1, 2013

  • Amanda G.

    I am super excited to try snow shoeing, thanks for organizing this!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Hey Eric, maybe we could all meet @ Waterfront park and dragon boat up?

    2 · March 15, 2013

    • Eric

      no, i'm going to walk from Arby's by my house

      March 29, 2013

  • Linda L.

    why doesn't everyone meet in just 1 location at Gateway instead of 3 locations? isn't that what people normally do? :-)

    1 · March 15, 2013

    • Eric

      thank you! what the heck?

      March 28, 2013

    • Linda L.

      yeah, really!!!!! :)

      March 28, 2013

  • Susan C.

    "Roughing it" is the deal breaker. We'll find a venue with "facilities".

    March 16, 2013

  • Susan C.

    For beginner showshoers, what are the difficulty ratings? Are there out and back trails so we don't have to go 10 miles? That's a bit much.

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Eric

      no, just go for a short distance, this group is very mellow.

      March 15, 2013

    • Eric

      beginner to intermediate trails

      March 15, 2013

  • Susan C.

    John and I will go from our place, since we live near 212/Foster Rd. It's pretty direct from here.

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Janie

      I just live off 242nd, do you have any room in your car? I could meet you @ Safeway on Foster/212?

      1 · March 15, 2013

    • Eric

      we are just meeting at gateway transit center, an carpooling from there, it is the most central location i have found

      March 15, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Janelle you are famous, you are in 2 pics!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something's come up.

    1 · March 12, 2013

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