10.3 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •
Started hike from the Elbo Creek TH. Some snow on the trail higher up but no traction devices used. Once I hit the road put on the snow shoes and used them all the way to the 3700' summit. Did not see a single person the entire day on the trail.
13.8 miles of hiking • 5000' elevation gain •
One still cannot reach the normal Ellinor TH's due to snow so began hike at the Big Creek TH. Have never attempted an Ellinor hike/climb from this TH and it does make for a long day. Used microspikes from the parking lot up to the upper Ellinor TH then switched to snowshoes until the avalanche chute. Used crampons from there to the summit. There was an easy to follow broken trail pretty much from top to bottom. Perfect conditions.
5.85 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
HIked to both the North & South Viewpoints. Over a foot of snow at the top.
4 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Up the north trail, down the south, then repeated.
February 17, 2019
11.45 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
Entered via the Highline TH and took various trails up to summit 1. Conditions were mellow with a little snow dusting when approaching summit 1. Once we got to the exposed area/viewpoint near the Hikers Hut the snow and wind were howling pretty good necessitating taking our lunch break within the shelter of the Hut. After lunch headed back down taking various trails and exiting @ Highline.
February 3, 2019
8.15 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
Our destination was Dry Mtn. but while attempting to ford Dry Creek, which is anything but dry this time of year, my hiking partner slipped off the crossing log and took a bath in the creek. Thankfully no injuries but it was decided at that point retuning to the car was the prudent decision due to his cold, soggy condition.
January 27, 2019
January 20, 2019
6.5 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •
Did the loop clock wise. Put on the micro spikes at around 3400'. Was nice and warm sitting on the summit rock. Could clearly see Rainier, Adams & St. Helens from the summit.