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.