|Peak Summited||2019 Tumalo Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Snowshoe/XC Ski|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Snow and ice on road|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Trail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended|
|Trail Conditions||Minor obstacles posing few problems|
What an incredibly beautiful day! We were going to hike this trail on February 1st but looking at the weather forecast, we decided to go a day earlier. I'm so glad we did, as we were rewarded with a blue bird day. The trail was difficult to find but thankfully we were still able to get to the top. Hiking it by snowshoe was challenging at times. Just before we hiked the last mile or so, we decided to leave our snowshoes against a tree in the open clearing and use our micro spikes. This turned out to be a great decision since it was steep and very icy. The reward at the top was breathtaking!