OVERNIGHT SNOWSHOE CAMP, Barlow Pass / Twin Lakes Loop

  • February 23, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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We will park at the Barlow Pass parking area, snowshoe to the upper Twin Lake and camp out on Saturday night. Then on Sunday we will sleep in (like I always do), then get up, warm up with some hot food, and break camp. We will make a loop out by snowshoeing past lower Twin Lake to where the trail junctions with the Pacific Crest Trail. From there we will hike back to Barlow Pass.http://www.nwhiker.com/MHNFHike41.html

If we get to the upper lake early enough, those that want to can take off and explore the lower lake, doing the loop around it before coming back to camp. This will add approx. 2-2.5 miles to your trip.

DISTANCE: 10 mile loop.
ELEVATION GAIN (approx):650 feet. PACE: 1 - 2 MPH snowshoeing speed.
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate; snowshoeing due to distance, challenging; camping.
ESTIMATED TRAIL TIME: Two days.
PERMITS: Oregon Sno-Park Pass (November 1 – April 30)
DRIVE DISTANCE: About 120 miles round trip. (At 10 cents/mile that equals about $12 / person for gas.

 

 

Things you should bring on this trip:
An adventurous spirit
Snowshoes
Extra socks and gloves
A sense of humor
Extra clothes
Warm stuff
Food / Water
A book to read in the tent
The 10 essentials and Winter backpacking gear. REI has a good winter backpacking rundown at:
http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/winter-camping.html

This event is limited to experienced snow campers only who have proper gear. Weather expectation is for snow on Saturday and cloudy on Sunday. Temps are expected to be around 20 degrees Saturday night. You never know what Mother Nature may really have instore for us, so like the Boy Scout moto say's, "BE PREPARED".

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.

The Organizer has the right to denie anyone from attending this event who does not answer the questions, or who might be deemed not ready for this type of event.

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  • Robert R.

    Great time, lot's of snow, cold, and warm company.

    February 24, 2013

  • PJ

    Weather cooperated! Another great adventure on the mountain with Robert. Very different snowshoeing and pulking on 1 ft. plus of new powder.....great workout. :) Look forward to the next one!

    February 24, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Today Snow. High near 35. Breezy, with a southwest wind 22 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
    Tonight Snow showers. Low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind 22 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
    Saturday Snow showers. High near 28. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
    Saturday Night Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
    Sunday Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    February 22, 2013

    • Robert R.

      Only if you come along too. I was hoping you'd sign up.

      February 22, 2013

    • B.G

      Sorry Robert, Still recovering from the DV trip, I will have to work all this weekend to get the dust/sand off everything from car to gear :-/

      February 22, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Are you still attending PJ?

    February 22, 2013

  • Benson L.

    Something came up tomorrow. Have a Good time!

    February 22, 2013

    • Robert R.

      Sorry you can't make it, maybe next time.

      February 22, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Best be prepared for winter driving conditions and chains will probably be mandatory.

    February 22, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Do any of the rest of you plan to drive? With the gear that I take I can only haul gear, myself, and 2 other people. PJ has already called dibs for the front passenger seat so that leaves one seat available.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • andrew L.

    Plus one more guest

    February 21, 2013

    • andrew L.

      I will attend by myself

      February 21, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    If I do not have to work for extra money this Saturday, I might do a day snowshoe trip with you guys. I will let you know. Thanks.

    February 21, 2013

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