Quiet on the Mountain: Three Oregon Mountain Trails
Fresh powder is dumping on Oregon’s mountains so get out and enjoy the fluffy stuff. We put together a few ideas that will take you beyond the lifts and into the peaceful backcountry.
Wallowa Alpine Huts
Snowshoe or cross-country ski through the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area surrounded by Oregon’s stunning Wallowa Mountains. Wallowa Huts offers weekend and mid-week trips that will have you marching through the backcountry from hut to hut—and these are established, large yurts that offer most of the comforts of home. All trips are led by certified guides who have years of backcountry experience. >>More
Explore the backcountry of Mt. Hood National Forest with a three-hut system run by Cascade Huts, who will personalize your itinerary depending on your level of fitness and experience in the backcountry. Each of the three huts is stocked with heaters, lanterns, stoves, kitchen utensils and sleeping pads and bags so all you need to bring is personal gear, food and a sense of adventure.
Crater Lake on Snowshoes
Bundle up and explore Crater Lake National Park on a free, ranger-led snowshoe walk, which lasts about 90 minutes and is family friendly—if your kids (ages 8 and up) are adventurous enough to strap on snowshoes and brave some chilly weather. You’ll learn about the flora and fauna of this spectacular national park, while seeing it in one of its most serene forms—covered in snow.
www.nps.gov/crla, 541.594.3100 (Steel Visitor Center)
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