Second Annual Full Moon Snowshoe Hike!

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike! It was a blast the first time around, so why not do it again! This trip was my first meetup and it got me hooked. what a great way to start the year!


So here is the plan. We meet at the Albertsons parking lot at 5:30PM. Figure out carpooling options. Then head off to have dinner at the Brewers Union pub in Oakridge: A family joint with good food and great REAL ALES. The moon will rise about 6:30PM, so if we get to the trail about 8:30-9PM it will be over head. Last year, the moon was so bright I didn’t need my light on the trail. But bring one anyway! You’ll need to rent snowshoes if you don't have them. Try Bergs ski shop or REI. Also if you plan to be a driver you will need two (2) one-day park passes, also available at REI. I’m driving and can take 3 passengers. The trail is an “out and back” so we can vary the length at any time if conditions change. When we get to the shelter we can warm up before heading back. This will be an easy hike into Gold Lake, but know your limits. If you like this trip, the next might be for you too: It’s going to be an overnight trip to one of the shelters. Info on Gold Lake Snow Park.
http://www.fs.fed.us/...

A good link with info on snowshoeing
http://www.backpackin...

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  • susan thames

    Awesome people! What a great way to enjoy our beautiful landscape with others who appreciate it also.

    February 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think that we should, as a group, make sure that those with less experience, come prepared for the adventure. I think that we, myself included, should make sure that everyone has the appropriate clothing and gear needed. Case in point-snowshoeing at night in jeans and minimal clothing. If this is your first time snowshoeing, we know the dangers of this and we should do what we can to remedy the situation. Other than that, it was a beautiful hike and cant wait to do it again.

    February 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of fun with a lot of 'awesome' mixed in. The people were so compatible and easy to connect with and the scenery was simply spectacular. I mean what's not to swoon over when you combine a full moon, a lot of white snow and a late night outdoors in the middle of it. Wow! Thank you everyone!

    January 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moonlight snowshoeing was a new experience for me. The dinner meeting place in Oakridge was nice and the trip in and out to Gold Lake was a great one to introduce to the area without being too challenging or long. Everyone seemed to have a good time and shared treats, advice, or band-aids for the blisters that noticed how much fun people were having and joined some of the group along the way along the way. A good time and a good group of people.

    January 31, 2010

  • Lars

    Im going no matter what. :) We should have a bit of new snow on the ground. its going to be great.

    http://www.snow-forecast.com/re...­

    January 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't want to rain on the parade here, but do we think that there'll be enough snow?

    January 29, 2010

  • Ryan Olds

    Thanks for getting this going Lars, you rock. Bergs is a great place to get shoes for the trip. They require that you have a credit or debit card, but they don't run the card, just take an imprint. The cost of the rental is around $14 a night, which may include poles - make sure to have poles.

    January 22, 2010

  • Lars

    I beleave last time we got back to the trail head after 12. I dont have any problem with dogs on the trail. If your thinking of taking a dog, check out this sight. :)http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/willame...­

    January 17, 2010

  • Lisa

    Roughly, how long do you expect the hike to last? Trying to determine if it can be fit in before another event late that evening.

    January 14, 2010

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