9.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Have to start from the Wind River road. 2.5 mile ski up the access road to the TH. Over the weekend, snowshoes plowed a trough that is now well packed, so now you could hike it without snowshoes. At TH we stepped out of the sticks and hiked to the falls. Had microspikes on but they were not necessary.
8 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
Today I did something I thought I'd never do Went hiking with a group of 22 We started early and were quite fast and efficient on stops, not agonizing at all!
5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
First hike for BCEP-with all this snow, it's going to be tough finding appropriate hikes for climb school.
March 2, 2019
10 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
The road is plowed to about mp 7. Yahoos with big trucks have gone further, but at around mp 9, it was just snowcat tracks- some nice person groomed it yesterday for us, and there was a fresh inch or two of new snow on top of the groom. However that ended at about mp 10.5 (yes they went beyond the gate). We then had to break trail in some deep stuff, slow going. I had the stupid idea of turning off onto the spur road at the hairpin turn thinking it would be easier to take the Larch Mountain trail to the top. Assumed there would be plenty of tracks. It was harder and there weren't any tracks on the upper LM trail.
I had a fall coming back down the old road and flailing in the powder I felt something funny happening in my hip that frightened me. When we got back to the hairpin turn, my pal the workhorse wanted to head up to the summit via the road,but I was worried about the hip, and felt done so we headed down.
On the way down, we passed some testosterone laden humans who had driven up the unplowed portion of the road and gotten themselves stuck. They refused our offer of assistance. Hope they were able to get cell service and call their parents or someone with a winch.
12 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •
Was supposed to be a bluebird day and it started out that way. We made fast time to the lower Ellinore TH in microspikes. Switched to snowshoes and slowed down a bit. At the point where the summer and winter route splits all tracks had disappeared, and the snow was deep and heavy. Difficult to manage the steep slopes in snowshoes. As we made our way up to the base of the chutes, the sky closed up, winter descended on us and it started to snow-lost all visibility. We were pooped and couldnt imagine how we were going to climb that chute- with crampons we'd post holing really deep.just two of us to break trail. With no chance of a view, we decided to call it. Rats.
7.5 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
We were supposed to hike Mt Rose, but couldn't quite get to the TH. maybe we should have skiied the road to get there... Decided to try the Big Creek loop and spur to the low Mt Ellinor TH just to see if it was feasible to attempt a summit the next day. The trail was well packed and doable in spikes. Snowing at higher elevations. Lovely creek and well loved and maintained trail.
8.5 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Worked on my skills in both directions on this tour. Very exhausting to go uphill on the TJ trail without skins, but snow was great so we dug in and trudged upwards. The downhill via the open burn and then wagon road was superb. Yay powder.
8.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Fun ski tour from the Kalama Horse Camp. Last 1/2 mile we had to break trail to get to the marsh, snow was heavy. Downhill was mighty fine! Just a few noise machines around today.
7 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Crazy ski tour/bushwack adventure to roaring hidden waterfall.
7.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Ski schwackin ski tour in the Crazy Hills. We stayed overnight at the Government Mineral Springs cabin-very charming in a beautiful old growth forest. Would definitely go back there.
10.5 miles of hiking • 5750' elevation gain •
Conditions perfect, great glissading on the way down!
13.5 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •
Cool area above White Salmon!
6 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Escaped the rain for a mystical hike up into the snow zone on top of the wall. Fresh tracks for hours!
6 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Went up to check on the wildlife cam.Got a bobcat picture!