Mt. Washington, I-90 01-04-2009 RT: 10 miles El. Gain 2700 ft
Adventurers: Chad, Andrew, Aaron, Liz
It was a nice morning and the sunrise was so beautiful when we drove through the Duvall Valley; however the forecast made it clear the weather will change to rather bad later during the day and up to 8 inches is expected at the Pass. With that in mind Chad did not feel too comfortable going over the pass and a quick change of plans took place.
We decided to stay closer to North Bend this time and headed for Mt. Washington trail which turned out to be a great alternative. It was longer and more demanding that our original destination but the beauty of wintry forest and fun of descending slopes cover in deep powder made for a fun adventure.
We ended up snowshoeing about 10 miles and gained about 2700 ft of elevation. It was surely another great day in winter wonderland.
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