mt. hood snowshoeing

A few weekends back, Michaleen and I tried our hand at some snowshoeing down hear Mt. Hood. Neither of us had snowshoed before, but we decided to try an overnight trip using one of the huts from Cascade Huts. They have three 256 sq. ft. huts on the southeast side of Mt. Hood that you can rent out for the night.



Getting ready to head out


Some snowshoeing action - although we were headed in the wrong direction at this point. (Who knew there were two trails leading out of the Sno-Park?)



Very beautiful and peaceful - we only saw a few other people on the trails



The last long hill before the top



Views of Mt. Hood from near the hut


The final ridge leading to the hut


The hut comes into view


Our destination for the night


The hut had a propane stove and laterns and we melted some snow for a great salmon pasta dinner



Heading out from the hut the next morning


On the way back, we saw some strange footprints in the snow - must be Bigfoot!

We had expected some snow or even rain, but the weather was nice the entire time, right up until we returned to the truck and headed home at which point it started raining/snowing pretty hard.
All in all a very fun trip that I would recommend to anyone.

 

1 comments

  1. Sweet!