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Alpine Scramble - Tamanos Mountain

Fun scramble on a gorgeous day with great views.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Some trees are down across the trail; some could be stepped over but a couple of them required some effort to get around.  Snow was in good shape for kicking steps, plunge stepping and glissading; this is unlikely to be the case during the subsequent days of hot weather.  There were a few patches of hard steep snow across the trail that needed some care to cross safely.  Although there was quite a bit more snow than usual for this time of year, the rocky section at the top was snow-free.

After so much cool damp weather, this day was just about perfect; sunny, but not too hot.  Views extended south to Mt. Hood and north to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness;  Glacier Peak was briefly visible before distant clouds obscured it.  The 5 students on the trip all did well both on snow and on rock.