We had a break in the weather and headed up to White River for an easy snowshoe. We had hoped for blue sky like the west side of the mountain but ended up with an inversion fog that occasionally opened up for a view of Hood. The inversion also kept the temperature about 20 degrees. There was a nice trail pounded in for us so we did not have to break trail through a couple of feet of powder. Still not enough snow to go wandering off trail yet.
White River trail starting Point.
Lori makes her way up from the parking lot.
Jeanette heading out on our route.
Low clouds block our view of Hood.
On a good snow years these little trees would be covered over by snow.
Still some snow on the trees.
Lori and Ryan catching up.
Clouds parted for a quick view of Mt. Hood and the canyon.
Jeannette almost to the top of the ridge.
Route we just came up.
Nice trail pounded in through the trees.
Jeanette leading the way up the trail.
Quickly we were back in a fog.
Mt. Hood viewed from our turn around.
Looking down White river Canyon.
Almost to the car and back in the fog.
We stopped for Pizza and Beer after our snowshoe.
The bear greater at Zig Zag Inn.