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.