7.2 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
It's been a month since I could hike so I decided on a shorter route to the Timberline area that I had never explored. The White River winter snowshoe trail was great, offering fairly continuous views of the mountain and views of the river. In a very short time I reached the junction with the Timberline trail and headed up to familiar ground. Up here the storm damage was evident with deciduous plants bare of leaves, live blown down pines, and scoured ground. Continuing up I made my way up to where Salmon Creek crosses the TT and headed upstream to a favorite area with small waterfalls and an old spring pool. The storm and subsequent rains had shifted the area a bit and it was slightly more scrambly than it usually is, but still fine. Excellent day.