Saturday, December 22, 2012

We've got a LOT to celebrate!

We've got snow!
For the last week, we've received 6-12 inches of new snow per day. There's been so much new, it's all we can do to machine track pack around the lake and Hemlock Tr. This new snow is settling down and will make a great base for the rest of the winter.
Xc skiers and snowshoers are improving user tracks daily.
The shortest day of the year has passed.
Now, we'll slowly see longer days. Right now the sun sets around 4:30.

The full moon is 12/28.

There's nothing better than illumination from the full (or close to full) moon.
Consider planning a night time ski on the clearest pm predicted around the full moon.
When the giant headlights come out, it's magic!

Friday, December 14, 2012

It looks like winter!

With 7-10 inches of new snow consolidating on the ground, the Forest Service snow gates have been locked and xc skiers and snowshoers have been enjoying the Trillium Lake Loop.
Even though it's not yet the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, a good blast of winter snow is predicted for the next week.
View from cozy Falls Cr Aframe living room

Mt Hood from Summit Meadow 12/13/12
Regular Government Camp Snow Trail condition updates, including the Trillium Lake grooming program, can be found at  
Consider a midweek visit and a GREAT deal. Pay for two winter midweek nights (Sun-Th) and the 3rd is free.