4 Hikerbabes Summit by Snowshoes

Peak Summited2019 Tumalo Mountain
Type of HikeSnowshoe/XC Ski
TrailheadTumalo Mountain
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsSnow and ice on road
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended
Trail ConditionsMinor 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!

Comments

  1. Jeff Hester

    Were you able to follow the “trail” or was it more of a “choose your own adventure” hike?

  2. Kbenson Post author

    We fully intended to follow the trail. I downloaded the map on All Trails but we could not find any markings of the trail once we left the sign at the trailhead. We ended up following other snowshoe tracks. My map showed that we took the most direct route to the top. Ha. Gorgeous views at the top yesterday.

  3. Kbenson Post author

    It’s very fun by snowshoe! I’ll definitely hike that trail again this summer.

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