Snow shoe hike at Timberline

After the nice series of storms over the past week we've seen quite a bit of fresh snow at high altitudes but also a fair amount of rain. The freezing level is going to shoot up on Friday and come back down Friday night and Saturday which should mean that whatever precipitation we'll see on Saturday will be in the form of snow. Temperatures will most likely be right around 30 degrees.

To avoid snow shoeing in the rain we will gain as much altitude as we can by starting by the Timberline lodge. We'll snow shoe on the PCT trial for 2-3 hours and then head back. We won't have a destination and won't snowshoe any further then three hours each way. It will be a pretty easy day but please be at least reasonably fit.


Snow shoes

Gaiters- optional

Warm clothes including hat and two pairs of gloves

Head lamp- we plan to be back well before dark but bring it just in case

We'll need one more four wheel drive vehicle so that we don't need to mess with chains. Please answer the questions about driving.

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  • Echo

    The last minute change in route from the tree-lined PCT to a steep Silcox climb (1000 feet in 1 mile with snowshoes on!) along an incredibly windy and freezing cold ridge challenged me beyond what I would have RSVP'd for. Despite that, everyone was patient and kind, and I made it! Oh my goodness. It was a good day. Thank you.

    November 25, 2012

  • Dave

    Didn't make much headway on the PCT part, but had a fun "improvisation" hike instead. This was a fun group to start off the snowshoe season with.

    November 25, 2012

  • Magnus

    A fun few hours in the snow with a nice group of people. We only stayed out for three hours and only hiked a few miles but it was still worth it. We scouted an area for a crevasse rescue class for later in the season. More about that as the event nears.

    November 25, 2012

  • Keith

    Magnus, we had great conditions at White River today, a foot of powder at the base and three or four as we moved higher. Should be good for you if it hasn't gotten rained on.

    November 22, 2012

  • EricPeterson

    Have fun!

    November 22, 2012

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