We tried out our new Atlas snowshoes on the trail, but pretty quickly discovered that they were unnecessary for the conditions (packed snow, not slippery).
The view was limited by the tree-lined road. Mt. Hood was visible from a meadow and again at the lake, but that’s about it. Met a handful of cross-country skiers and fellow snowshoers on the trail. Cut across the frozen lake.
Our short jaunt was marred by the literally dozens of brightly-colored bags of dog poop that littered the edges of the trail. It seems that dog owners are happy to scoop their dog’s poop, but carrying it out was another thing entirely.
Due to an inversion, the temps on the mountain were higher than at home. In the sunshine it was quite balmy!
Gear and supplies
- 1080s Convertible Hat
- Asolo TPS 520 GV
- Easton CTR 60 Trekking Poles
- Icebreaker 150 tights
- Lorpen merino socks
- Marmot Scree pants
- North Face fleece jacket
- Oregon Research gloves
- Patagonia Houdini wind shirt
- Platypus Big Zip SL 3L
- REI Flash 18 day pack
- Stoic merino t-shirt
- Asolo Stynger GTX boots
- Atlas Elektra 10 23 snowshoes
- Easton ATR-75 Ion Trekking Poles
- GoLite Black Mountain Thermal Wind pant
- GoLite Demaree Canyon Down Jacket
- GoLite Ovis Stitchline Longsleeve Tee
- Icebreaker 150 GT Baselayer Tee
- Icebreaker Beanie
- Northface Polartec gloves
- Smartwool baselayer lightweight tights
- Cree Mini LED Flashlight
- First Aid Kit
- Swiss army knife
- Stopped for lunch at Wraptitude in Welches on the way back.