So, let's all of us beginners who want to have a fun day in the snow, get together on Friday the 30th. We'll get our feet under us and feel what it's like to have these funky looking shoes on for a few hours before we one day attempt a longer distance trek, or overnight snow campout. (Hopefully this will be easier than the first time I went roller skating!)
This will be a beginner outing, but anyone with experience is more than welcome to come along as a resource. Mileage will depend on the route but plan on being on the mountain for more than a couple of hours. We should be back in Portland no later than 6pm. We'll just go with the flow of the group and how everyone feels.
If the group wants to, we can stop at the Sky Bar on the way back for something hot to drink and good food to eat.
What to bring:
- Snowshoes (we will not stop to rent snowshoes so please come prepared)
- Rain gear (or snow pants and a rain jacket)
- One or two extra warm layers
- Hat, Gloves (2 pair of gloves)
- Waterproof boots
- Gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
- Trekking poles
- Something to sit on
- 2-3 liters of water, hiking snacks, ten essentials, non cotton clothing, sun screen.
- Drivers will need a Sno*Park permit before we head out. We will probably need 2 vehicles. I can fit 4-5 additional people in my vehicle. Total driving distance to white River is 65miles.
If you need transportation to White River Trailhead, we will be leaving from the Gateway Transit Center no later that 8:00am. If you tend to be late, then plan for 7:45am.
Gateway Park & Ride Transit Garage:
I-84 east to Exit 7 Halsey St.; take an immediate right on the exit on NE 99th Ave. Parking structure is second building on the right; go to the south end of the building to enter. From I-205 take Exit 21A Glisan St. from either north or south. Proceed to east side of freeway and turn left at the stoplight for NE 99th Ave. Continue past the Park & Ride surface lot to the parking structure. Meet in the southeast corner of the garage.
Meeting at the trail head is a second option.
Suggested donation of 7-10 dollars to carpool drivers.
If you have any questions, please message me, I am looking forward to hosting and leading this exciting trek.