to be determined, Portland, OR
We will park at the Barlow Pass parking area, snowshoe past the Upper Twin Lake and camp out on Saturday night at the Lower Twin Lake. Then on Sunday we will warm up with some hot food of your choosing, and break camp. We will make a loop out by snowshoeing 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
Those that want to can take off and explore the lower lake, doing the loop around it before coming back to camp. We did this as a night hike before retiring to our tents last year.
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/Food
• Snowshoes and Poles
• Extra socks and gloves/Food
• A sense of humor
• Extra clothes/Food
• Warm stuff/Stove for Food
• 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 and temps are expected to be around 20 degrees. You never know what Mother Nature may really have in store for us, so like the Boy Scout motto 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 trail-head 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 deny 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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