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Trillium Lake

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I went snowshoeing over the weekend with my adventure buddy and my girlfriend. This time, we went up to Trillium Lake on Mt. Hood to scout around the area.

The trail itself was long, but pretty easy. We parked at the Sno-Park right across from the road up to Timberline Lodge and from there you descend down to the Barlow Trail, which then hooks up with the Trillium Lake path. Most of the trip was relatively flat, until someone (not me) said something like, "Hey, the Sherar Road trail is only a quarter mile that way! Let's go over there!" It is important to view a topographic map to understand what an... interesting idea this was. 20 minutes of vertical ascent later, we were on a much less travelled trail than the Trillium Lake path and feeling plenty adventuresome.

Us in front of Mt. Hood

What was nice about this particular outing was that it was the first time that I felt prepared and well-equipped for going out. Last time, I felt like I was dressed to warmly and the layers of clothing hampered my movements - and frustrated me. When doing Frog Butte I'd felt underdressed at times - it was bitingly cold at the top. And, of course, when it's raining like a bastard I tend to get very wet. But this time, however, the conditions were nice - not too hot, not too cold - relatively dry, and the gear that I've thus far accumulated kept me quite comfortable.

Me, looking quite sporty

In any event, it was a great time, I'm still sore, and I'm looking forward to doing it again. And again. And again!


Blogger nicole said...

I'm jealous! I want to go snowshoeing soooo bad!

10:07 AM, December 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29th be there!

7:42 PM, December 20, 2007  

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