Two Seasons at White River

With fresh snow really starting to accumulate in the Cascades, I headed up to Mount Hood during a break in the precipitation to check out the fresh snowfall at along the White River. Heading up toward Mount Hood from the White River Sno-Park, it’s an easy trek (or snowshoe) the 1.5 miles with about 700 feet of elevation gained to where the trail meets the the Timberline Trail, which continues up the ridge to Timberline Lodge, or across the White River and on to Mt. Hood Meadows.

Its a quick route right off of Highway 35 with a great view of the White River Moraines heading up to the glacier on the south slopes out Mt. Hood. I had visited earlier in July so it was nice to see everything blanketed in snow. This evening there was the faintest glow of sunset up above the clouds that had settled in below the mountain.

Published by Jim Wilson

An avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, I settled in Oregon after years of working on hiking trails in Southeast Alaska with the USFS and exploring the Pacific Northwest and rest of the country in the offseason.

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