7.6 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
A wonderful blustery day on the mountain. Right now the snow is packed and fine with just spikes. Once you get close to Timberline, the route is less obvious, because of wind blown snow, but if you have been before it would be fine. We saw no one above the A-frame. Stunning.
16 miles of hiking • 4250' elevation gain •
Wonderful day back in the gorge. Hoping for sun we headed up to the top of Larch Mountain from Multnomah falls. It was pretty breezy at the top. Very limited snow on the way up. A bit icy on the steps up to the top. Spikes would be useful, but we didn't need them. On the way back, we decided to head down Oneonta trail and loop up through the crater back to the main trail. There was a bit more snow on this part and there were no boot prints on the trail. Maybe 6ish inches of snow total. Really nice variation on the out and back and so wonderful to get up there.
January 11, 2019
10.4 miles of hiking • 2500' elevation gain •
Tons of cars, but not as crowded as I expected. Beautiful day, great companionship and lots of beautiful moments big and small. Happy New Year all!