Snow shoe and overnight stay at Tilly Jane A frame shelter

This fall weather has been so nice and I have
really enjoyed some spectacular outings but it's time to start getting ready for
some great snow shoe trips. This is one of my favorite destinations to snow shoe
on Mt.Hood, it is on the seldom used north side and the views can be awesome.
Also there is usually better weather on this side. For this trip we will snow
shoe 2.7 miles and 1900' elevation to the Tilly Jane a frame and spend the
night. You should bring everything normally brought for a overnight backpack
except your tent.  This would include one dinner, one lunch and one breakfast.
The floor upstairs at the a frame is wood and it is hard so bring a good pad and sleeping bag.
There is a stove for heat and melting snow for water, you will want to bring
your backpack stove for cooking and I will bring my water filter to share. The
next morning we will have an optional snow shoe going to the stone hut above the
tree line. This will give you a up close look at Elliot glacier and it's head
wall. Many times from here you can hear the glacier moving. We come back down
the same way passing by the a frame and head on out. The a frame is operated by
the Oregon Nordic club and they charge 15$ per person per night. I have already
got and paid for the permit. Once you have signed up you will need to send me a
check for 15$ I will send my address to the ones who sign up.This is a moderate
paced snow shoe but you will need to be somewhat conditioned for the elevation
gain.
There is a no dog policy at the a frame.
Absolutely no cotton for this outing.
Driving distance is about 150 miles round trip, 15$ if you are riding. Snow
park permit if you are driving.
There is a out house bathroom (it is in the same building) , bring your
own tp and hand sanitizer.
https://www.google.com/search?q=tilly+jane+a-frame&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=xYxwUrTOK8O1igLE0IDABQ&ved=0CCkQsAQ&biw=1152&bih=781


http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Tilly_Jane_A_Frame/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=72353

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  • jeremiah

    I didn't think dogs were allowed at the A-frame? Was he a dayhiker? :)

    January 13, 2014

    • Kathy

      Dog? I saw a bear. Jeremiah you need to take another look.

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Russ P.

    in the end how many people got to stay overnight?

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Steve

    Excellent overnight trip... great stormy weather... lots of snow... good people good times... ! Thanks for organizing, Pete!

    January 13, 2014

  • Preston

    Great Adventure! Thanks Pete.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Pete

    very nice adventure

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Flu has consumed me. Argh

    January 10, 2014

  • Naurry K.

    This is an awesome trip! Have fun guys and please report back on how the trip went.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about creating a couple more groups for a snow shoe excursion?

    2 · November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm actually going this Saturday (Dec 21) with a fellow Mazama and maybe a few other exp'd snowshoers. Anyone want to go? 7:30, Gateway? Wx 3-7" snow on Friday. Msg me if you want to go. The stone shelter is a strenuous 4~hrs up and 2~ hrs back.

      December 18, 2013

    • sarah c.

      There are several other hiking groups that do snow shoeing and backpacking, especially for women.

      January 3, 2014

  • Russ P.

    Oregon Nordic Club members get plenty of opportunities to overnight at the A-frame that we manage. Join the ONC meetup and then you will need to also join the club. www.onc.org and you want the Portland Chapter

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to do this again! For sure!

    October 30, 2013

    • sarah c.

      Me too!

      December 17, 2013

    • april b.

      me too

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might be interested as well

    December 17, 2013

  • Janiece B.

    I would be interested in that also.

    December 17, 2013

  • Bob B.

    I would be interested as well.

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to the folks who emailed me and were interested in starting new groups for a snow shoe excursion. I am new to this meet up and would like to attend some hikes before I venture into becoming a co leader for hikes etc. I will connect w/ the leader Zach and learn more about your meetup group. Have an awesome Holiday and Happy New Year.

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited for the snow

    November 27, 2013

  • Debrin G.

    Russ, how do we contact you?

    November 12, 2013

  • Russ P.

    Hello Leader Pete
    I am with the Oregon Nordic Club, the org that manages the A-Frame. We do all maintenance and provide firewood and are planning upgrades to the shelter. When rec.gov took over the reservation system we lost our ability to collect user contacts We NEED those in order to ask people once or twice a year to join work parties at the A-Frame. Without those we will not be able to keep the place open. So I am asking you to request email addresses from your participants who might be willing to help. Contact me off list please.
    Thanks
    Russ Pascoe
    ONC

    November 12, 2013

  • Rukshana(Shana)

    This is a huge waiting list Pete

    November 10, 2013

  • april b.

    I'd love to be a part of this trip! I just got the email and it's full? wow. am I on the wait list now?

    October 31, 2013

  • Cynthia L.

    Renee I went online to reserve my own spot and all 20 spots are taken already w/ this and other groups.

    October 30, 2013

    • Renee

      Thanks for the info! Cheers, R

      October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love! Snowshoeing. I'll be their. Will ride with the group.

    October 30, 2013

  • Renee

    The gov site says the A frame shelter can fit up to 20 ppl. Any chance that you may want to include more for this trip? Just wondering.

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My partner and I would both like to join you.

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come and meet some new folks to snow shoe with

    October 30, 2013

  • Kim

    Sounds so fun-you guys have a blast!

    October 30, 2013

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    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
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    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
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