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Weather forecast: Snow likely after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Trail description: Towering and formidable, Mount Index is perhaps the most awesome and fiercest sight and site along US 2. But softening its stark appearance is Bridal Veil Falls. Emanating from beneath the mountain's austere crags, the tiered and tumbling cataract drapes over granite slabs. To really appreciate this plummeting waterway, however, you'll need to leave your vehicle and hit the trail. And in your journey, discover a secret - there's a beautiful lake perched beneath those rugged spires feeding those falls.

Current trail conditions: Snow free.

Pace: Moderate.

Permit: NW Forest Pass.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours up and approximately 1.5 hours down.

Elevation gain: 2,000 feet.

Roundtrip distance: 7.2 miles.

Dogs: Allowed.

Fuel reimbursement: ~10 cents per mile. Please bring cash to compensate your driver.

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