I've been snowshoeing 6 times already and the snow is deep and I can't stay away.
I am a SLOW hiker so I plan on going 1 MPH. I will expect those attending to stick together as a group. It is too hard to manage a group if people do NOT stick together so please RESPECT this request.
Trillium Lake near Hwy 26 on Mt Hood, about 3800 foot elevation.
You can rent snow shoes at REI, $20 members, $30 non-members or Next Adventure for $10. Don't forget to ask for extensions as the snow as been fluffy and you need them.
There are no restrooms there, so take that into account.
I've done this trail once, but was lost the whole time so I will call this exploratory - I don't think you can get lost here.
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. - optional
- Trekking poles - optional
- Camera - optional
- Something to sit on - optional
- 2-3 liters of water, hiking snacks, ten essentials, non cotton clothing, sun screen.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.