***THIS IS AN UPDATE***
How about starting the New Year with a nice hike in snow covered Mt Washington? There is about 12-16 inches of snow, mostly at the upper part. Snow is consolidated and firm. Snowshoes are not required, but you can bring them if you prefer and don't mind the extra load. It is unlikely we will use them. We hiked Teneriffe today (12-29) and did not need them. Another group hiked Washington yesterday and did not use snowshoes. Microspikes are required.
Please Note: We will be joining Brent and his team from group one at the trail head.
There are ledges, waterfalls, caves, and a multitude of trails that offer endless loop hike opportunities. For an added bonus, it’s much less known than comparable hikes nearby like Mt. Si or Mailbox Peak.
This is approximately 9 mile hike with a 3,400 foot gain. The trail up is rocky and steep in a few places.
Photo courtesy of Summit Post:
**What to Bring**
Snow Shoes (not required-optional), traction devices (required), lunch, warm clothes, and your camera.
My friend Christopher (Hobbit) from a recent hike on Washington:
**Level of Difficulty**
This is a strenuous hike. It’s slightly more difficult than Mt. Si. To enjoy this hike, you should be involved in regular exercise.
If you decide to meet us at the TH, be there by 9:15 or so-
To get there, take I-90 to Exit 38 and head right. Almost immediately, take a right onto a gravel road to the Olallie State Park.