Lori and I got out for a snow hike today. Clear, cold weather was perfect. Not enough snow to need snowshoes but we carried them along just in case. It looked like the area had gotten about a foot of snow. The trail was well packed but not icy so it made for easy travel. We view this as a shake down cruise and found a number of items we should have brought and how to be out in the snow again. Now if we just get a good dump of snow that stays around a while we can actually use our snowshoes.
After our hike we tried a new place in Sandy featuring BBQ and Craft Beers.
Not many folks around. We had good weather but not good snow conditions.
Trail was well packed snow but not icy.
Junction of the PCT and Lower Twin Lake.
Just enough snow to make it a snowy trek.
The lake was iced over but not enough to walk on.
Under dense tree cover there was only a couple of inches of snow.
Mt. Hood peeks over the top of the ridge line at Upper Twin Lake.
Water was still flowing out of Upper Twin Lake.
We went around to the sunny side of the lake to eat a bit before heading back.
The start of snow and ice on the lake but not enough to venture out on yet.
Last look before heading back.
Just a slight gimps of Lower Twin Lake through the trees on our way back.
Back on the PCT heading back to the car.
The new place we tried on Sandy on our way home.