Home  •   Field Guide  •   Forums  •   Unread Posts  •   Maps  •   Find a Hike!  •    Register  •   Search  •  
Jump to:  
Login  | 

Board index » Trips » Trip Reports




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Boy Scout Ridge to White River Canyon Snowshoe (April 15)
 Post Posted: April 18th, 2017, 7:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Posts: 8093
Location: Portland
Haven't had much time on the trail this year for a variety of unwelcome reasons, but did manage a MUCH needed snowshoe trip into the White River canyon last Saturday. Took the scenic route through the Gorge, and as expected, it was MOBBED. But the mountain was quiet -- just 20 cars at the White River SnoPark when I arrived around 2 PM. Mostly families playing in the snow -- and there was a good foot of slushy new snow, too!

Some pics... yours truly, happy to (finally) be up on the mountain, again:

Image

Along the White River -- brilliantly sunny afternoon! Love spring snowshoeing!

Image

...the only annoyance of the day came when I ran into a pair of hapless skiers carrying their skis down the mountain... and post-holing their way down the formerly decent snowshoe track... doh! :roll:

Image

Cool clinic on snow formations -- cornices, snow rollers and a nice little avalanche, all on the half-shell! (though I wouldn't have wanted to mess with the avalanche)

Image

Panorama from my stopping point, just above the tree line with nice view of the upper canyon:

Image

Great clouds and lighting while I was up there... then the clouds swept in for awhile, hiding WyEast until later in the evening:

Image

The clouds parted on the way back down, just before sunset... peaceful!

Image

Just short of the trailhead I ran into Kevin and AnnMarie Cowley! That was so cool because (a) they're really neat people, and (b) I was JUST thinking about them when I was shooting photos up in the canyon! I've been admiring their snow camp scenes over the years, and was just below their favored spot! Fun to run into them in their native habitat...! :D

Wonderful and MUCH needed day on the mountain... thank you, WyEast!

Tom :)

_________________
Wy'East Blog


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Boy Scout Ridge to White River Canyon Snowshoe (April 15
 Post Posted: April 19th, 2017, 9:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Clackamas, OR
What a beautiful day up there! That last shot is so serene and still...looks blissful.


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Boy Scout Ridge to White River Canyon Snowshoe (April 15
 Post Posted: April 20th, 2017, 7:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Posts: 8093
Location: Portland
Thank you, Zombie - it was!

Tom :)

_________________
Wy'East Blog


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Boy Scout Ridge to White River Canyon Snowshoe (April 15
 Post Posted: April 23rd, 2017, 12:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: July 21st, 2011, 9:24 pm
Posts: 151
I ran into AnnMarie on Eagle Creek. That was cool, too.

Beautiful photos.

_________________
http://spitnvinegar.blogspot.com/


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Boy Scout Ridge to White River Canyon Snowshoe (April 15
 Post Posted: April 24th, 2017, 6:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Posts: 8093
Location: Portland
Thanks, Donaleen!

:-)

_________________
Wy'East Blog


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

Board index » Trips » Trip Reports


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot]

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Disclaimer: This is a free, private forum and opinions posted by its members do not necessarily reflect those of Trailkeepers of Oregon. Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this forum is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this forum. All content posted on the forum becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.