Snowshoe Routes: Oregon Guide Book

by Shea Andersen (The Mountaineers Books)
Snowshoe Routes Oregon  by Shea Andersen

240pp/photo/maps
ISBN: 0898868335

Snowshoe Routes—Oregon is the state's first complete guide to this increasingly popular sport. Routes range from beginner to backcountry, and the majority are easily accessible from the major cities of Portland, Eugene, and Bend. Included is information on snowshoe equipment and technique, clothing and footwear, winter safety, avalanche safety, and winter camping.

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Trails from the "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 65.
... Preview: Aneroid Lake shines like a gem in the midst of Wallowa Mountain splendor. Surrounded by rugged ridges, the lake gives you the feeling you’re in some godly amphitheater. All around you are the lesser W ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Wallowa Lake, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This route is a great cross-country hike that uses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. In crossing from Twin Lakes over to the Barlow Pass area, you’ll see a lot of the rugged wilderness for whic ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Black Butte is known for being almost perfectly conical in form. Of course, the closer you get to the summit, the less this will seem like the case, but from a distance the central Oregon landmark cut ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: It’s a long but utterly beautiful haul into the crater area of Broken Top, and it’s worth every step. Oregon’s mountains are formed almost exclusively by volcanic action, and getting a close look at B ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Here’s another southern Oregon ancient forest ramble that shows off the area’s diversity of tree species. In any given mile of this tough route you’ll be wandering through stands of massive old white ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Rocky Point, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: If you take the Tilly Jane Trail to the Cloud Cap Inn, you’ll encounter about 100 yards of relatively flat terrain on this trip—and that’s in the parking lot. Otherwise plan on a lot of uphill on the ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Here’s another trip on Mount Hood’s east side that can either be a grueling push from freezing level or an exhilarating jaunt from a camp at Cloud Cap. You will travel way into the alpine backcountr ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trip is one of Oregon’s classics, the kind that’s good to pull out of your braggart’s hat at a cocktail party. It’s a real commitment of time (allow 3 to 4 days), effort, and backcountry know-how ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Fort Klamath, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: Here’s a good challenge for those who want to take their snowshoes into the alpine zone of Mount Hood, Oregon’s highest peak. Although going farther up toward the summit of Mount Hood would require te ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Take this great short trail if the weather is inclement or if you’ve got friends headed to the Multorpor Ski Area but you’d rather be out on your webs. It’s short enough that you’ll get a good snows ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Diamond Lake is a massive landmark in south-central Oregon. The large number of trails available make it practically a destination snowshoeing center if you have time for more than just one route. A ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Medford, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This classic spring ascent is a rare gem. It’s “doable” by relative newcomers to backcountry snowshoeing, yet challenges experienced mountaineers. It’s unlikely that you’ll wear the snowshoes the whol ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Oakridge, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Edison Butte Trails are relatively recent additions to the already dense central Oregon trails network. But you’ll soon see why locals love them. For one, they take pressure off of the busy trails ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: This is one of the short (you can do it in about 2 hours), fun, and easy loop trails among the Edison Butte area’s veritable spaghetti-noodle pile of trails that crisscross each other through dense fo ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: It’s a namby-pamby sort of name, but the scenery from this lake is nothing short of stunning, and this seldom-traveled route is a great alternative to the Crescent Lake area. Amazing craggy peaks surr ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This is definitely one of those Sunday afternoon rambles with the kids, with an opportunity to catch up on some Oregon pioneer history along the way. Winter’s really the only time to see Fish Lake any ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This route does a good job of clearing your head without requiring much of your legs, your preparation, or your ambition. It’s perfect for snowshoers with small children who need to get out and who wa ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: It’s almost criminal, the bounty of views that can be had on a route this straightforward. From the Fuji Creek Road and the shelter at its summit, Diamond Peak is resplendent in all its alpine glory. ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A lot of beginner snowshoers and cross-country skiers share this route. It’s popular among beginners for good reason: it’s relatively short (you can do the round trip in about 4 hours), not too steep, ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This trail will test your mettle; it is a straight, unrelenting march up several switchbacks. Why bother? Because you will experience a beautiful, rugged part of the upper Hood River valley and stand ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5