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WWE PDX – Snowshoe to Mirror Lake
February 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
We’re headed out to explore the snowy forested slopes of Mount Hood, following the trail out to a beautiful lake, nestled in the foothills, with a gorgeous view of Wy’East herself.
*This trail sees a lot of use during the winter, so there is a good chance that microspikes will be sufficient if you would prefer.*
We’ll meet at the newly constructed Mirror Lake Trailhead, located just off 26W near SkiBowl West.
The gear list is a bit different for this adventure, so check below! If you don’t have snowshoes, there are several options for rentals in the area, including Mountain Shop & the Portland State Outdoor Gear Library.
Carpooling is definitely encouraged!
**A SNO PARK PASS IS REQUIRED TO PARK AT THIS TRAILHEAD. THEY ARE $5, AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT BI-MART OR OTHER LOCAL RETAILERS!**
**PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN YOUR WOMEN WHO EXPLORE WAIVER BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE TRAILHEAD!**
WHAT TO BRING:
• Pack your full supply of water for the evening.
• Pack snacks & a light meal.
• Dress warm & in layers. Consider wearing a base layer & bringing an extra.
• Warm gloves & hat
• Gaiters, snowshoes & trekking poles
• Headlamp or flashlight
• Microspikes (optional)
• Waterproof top layer
• Shoes with good traction that fit in your snowshoes.
• A light backpack to put layers in as you shed them
• Oregon SnoPark pass ($5 for a daily pass, can be purchased online and printed, or at retailers like BiMart, REI, etc.) if you are worried about needing to use the overflow parking at SkiBowl West.
• Handwarmers & toe warmers (optional)
** PLEASE NOTE: Ambassadors are not wilderness first aid certified. This is a casual get together for shared outdoor enthusiasts. Safety is a top priority; please plan accordingly.**
Here is a link to more information and directions to our adventure:
Questions? Please reach out to Portland Ambassador, Kristina Marx, with any questions. Can’t wait to see you all and hit the trail!
– Women Who Explore – Portland Ambassador