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.
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.