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Snowshoe Adventure on Larch Mt., Happy Hr to Follow

Imagine this summer photo as a winter photo:) The lookout point is to the right.

This last minute snowshoeing event on Larch Mt. is meant for fun and friendship.  Severt introduced me to this area a short while ago and I fell in love. And because snow obscures trail markers, our Severt will be there to guide us....ok Severt?

We will travel up the Larch Mt. gate  (road closed for the winter), park, and do Larch backwards--meaning up the road and down and around back to our cars. We may or may not take off our "shoes" to climb to the view.

Please dress all-weather, bring your shoes and traction devices should you get tired of shoeing. My guess for distance is 10-12 miles. Pace is reasonable.

Don't forget water, lots of food, extra pair of socks, gaiters, and such.

You will need a hat and possibly sunnies for glare.

This hike is for seasoned and experienced hikers only. All the better if you have snowshoed at least once.

We carpool from Gateway to Larch, then back to Ringside, and then to our cars at Gateway. The happy hour is all day with good food and very reasonable drinks (about a mile from Gateway on Glisan). Vino, $5. Severt (and possibly Gene), we can stop and get high octane coffee for your clandestine thermos/water bottle on the way to Gateway if you would like:)

This grand trip was originally inspired by by Gary H. on Facebook.

As always, anyone who willingly rsvp's for this event agrees to take full responsibility for their physical, mental, and otherwise welfare travelling to and from the event as well as during the event..

(Photo below added by Severt from archives of portlandhikers.org)


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for such a great hike, Connie, Severt! It was fun to meet you all. Check out the picture I posedt of what looks like Lori's TKO of Severt.

    February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You too, Mickey. Hope to see you soon!

      1 · February 24, 2014

  • Severt L.

    Another great day in the snow! Between Larch and Defiance, my feet have taken a beating. I think I'll go bicycling tomorrow instead of hiking! :)

    February 23, 2014

    • Adam P.

      Severt my friend, your a Freak of Nature!!

      1 · February 24, 2014

  • Severt L.

    I've tried twice to load the pics I took but either my computer or meetup is glitching.

    February 23, 2014

    • Adam P.

      I had the same problem Severt. I tried to upload what pics I had and wouldn't accept.

      February 24, 2014

  • Adam P.

    Awesome but painful day on shoes

    February 23, 2014

  • Gene M.

    WAY to sick to play today.

    February 23, 2014

    • Maxfield

      Sorry to hear that! Best of health to you and I hope you recover quickly!!

      1 · February 23, 2014

    • Gene M.

      The kind words are much appreciated. Have fun.

      February 23, 2014

  • Severt L.

    Hey Connie, I hope you don't mind but I added a pic of snow on top of Larch Mtn in the description of the hike.

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Severt L.

      I've seen one pic where the snow was to the top of the fences at Sherrard Point and if I can find that pic I'll post it also.

      2 · February 20, 2014

  • Adam P.

    Dang! Are you sure on the mileage Connie? I'm In!

    February 19, 2014

    • Adam P.

      Okay sounds good......thanks!

      February 19, 2014

    • Severt L.

      Even the shortest, most direct route, is 10 miles but that doesn't necessarily mean 10 miles of snowshoeing as we'll be hiking from the snow gate to wherever the snow happens to be.

      2 · February 20, 2014

  • Maxfield

    This is great! I can't thank you guys enough for setting this up!

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good but I don't think I am in good enough snowshoe shape for this one yet as I have only snowshoed once this year and it was 4 miles. Maybe in another month or two of training! Have fun gang

    February 19, 2014

  • Kris

    Thanks for the message Connie :-) I'll check with Lin, Gertrud, and Kris and see where they stand - gotta grab snow when its here oh yeah - I myself still need better boots/gators and can be back on the lookout.

    February 19, 2014

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