Tilly Jane Snowshoe to A-Frame Shelter

Let's snowshoe Saturday (during the day) to Tilly Jane and spend the night in the heated A-Frame shelter. The shelter has tables and a wood stove and there's a large loft on the second floor for sleeping. This 3-mile trek (each way) will give us a good workout and burn some extra calories. And if we're lucky we'll get some beautiful views. Once there, we can explore the Cloud Cap area. It's beautiful up there and the views of Mt. Hood - if it's clear - will be incredible. This snowshoe is on the east side of Mt. Hood in the Cooper Spur area.
http://www.summitpost... Distance: 3 miles Elevation Gain: 2000 feet Difficulty: Strenuous. You'll be carrying a backpack and wearing snowshoes. But no special technical skills are required. Cost: $16 each. Sorry - no refunds! I have to pay in advance to Oregon Nordic Club. But if somebody takes your place from the waiting list they can reimburse you.
If the event is full, I will add up to 4 more people but you must reserve directly with the Oregon Nordic Club using Paypal by e-mailing Russ @ [masked] Let me know when you have paid ONC and I will add you to the list. Dress in layers! NO COTTON! Bring only synthetic, wool, silk clothing. Down is good providing you have a waterproof shell. Bring a warm sleeping bag. We'll be sleeping indoors, but you never know! Stuff to bring: Two lunches, a dinner and breakfast. Extra gloves. At least 3 pairs recommend including a pair of light liner types for cooking and when you need to use your fingers. Extra wool socks Warm cap Windproof/Waterproof shell or parka Rain pants or snow pants Long underwear - silk or polyester or wool! Headlamp First aid kit Water bottle Tarp or sit pad Warm sleeping bag and pad
Optional: A balaclava or face wrap is a good idea too Ski goggles in case of wind and blowing snow Portable saw (to cut wood) Climbers shovel Book or e-book reader - the nights are long! Trek poles with powder baskets Lightweight stove and fuel. You could heat water on the wood stove, but a portable stove will be convenient. Drivers will need a sno-park pass.

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  • Jeff

    Amazing snow, blue skies, sunshine, great company and spectacular views! What more could you want?

    November 28, 2010

  • Marci D.

    Mazamas is the other significant one, then mostly multiple groups from the Meetup sites in addition to the Meetup hiking group.

    November 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes... I saw the other hiking group. What other hiking groups are there in Portland? I have had very little success with getting into the Portland Hiking Group events, as they are usually full when I try to RSVP....

    November 27, 2010

  • Marci D.

    Bummer! Gateway Transit is a well known meeting spot for multiple hiking groups. They always meet inside the structure on the first level. There are usually so many groups on weekends that people have to ask around to find the right group. When arrived at 8:45am Jeff was leaning on his car and there was a second group beginning to gather. Sorry to hear about that mishap. Hope you come out again soon and that we meet on the trail.

    November 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah... that's why. I went to the parking structure around 8:40 and didn't see anyone. I checked the meetup location and they said 99th & Glisan/transit center. This is the first meetup that I have tried to go to, and didn't know that everyone always meets in the parking structure (it doesn't say that in the meetup location).

    November 27, 2010

  • Marci D.

    In the parking structure.

    November 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know... I was there at 8:30. Did they meet on the corner of Glisan & 99th, at the bus/transit stop or in the parking structure?

    November 27, 2010

  • Marci D.

    Hi Tam, I met with Jeff this morning at Gateway at 8:45am to drop off his snowshoes and left around 9am. He was still waiting for you when I left. Maybe there was a miscommunication about meeting time? Sorry you didn't make it. Best to you.

    November 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope you all had fun.... waited for you at the transit center until 10:30 and couldn't find you!

    November 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    ooh- this sounds so good- but it will probably be full- I'm waiting for confirmation of plans to go to Seattle fri- Sat, and it's looking less and less likely...

    November 23, 2010

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    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
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  • Pete
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
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