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Government Camp Winter Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails

Conditions and Grooming Report

42nd & LAST REPORT FOR THE SEASON!

Tues, April 8, 2014

Date:Tues, April 8, 2014
Time:7:30 am Update
Weather:   clear
Temp: 38
Avg. New Snow in the last 24 hrs:
                          0 inches
Avg. Total Accumulation:
consolidated snow: varies up to 2 ft


Recent warm temperatures have resulted in rapid melting  & our snow pack is diminishing. Expect spring conditions, slick snow surfaces in the am and late afternoon, and soft and slushy during the day.

 Expect to encounter some bare spots and open water.

Best xc skiing will be at Mt Hood Meadows Nordic, Teacup Lake and on snowcovered roads and trails managed as snow trails

The Forest Service Snow gates remain locked for the season at Trillium Lake,  and Westleg Roads.  

Trillium Lake       map   
Activities:
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails
 
Dogs Allowed. The Forest Service asks that you ski with your dog on a leash on the main Trillium Lake Loop. 
A portion of this area is open (but not recommended) for snowmobiling.
 
Hemlock and the Trillium Lake loop are generally groomed twice/week for XC skiing and snowshoeing. Donations from trail users and partners cover the cost of the grooming equipment rental while the driver donates his time. A $3 donation is recommended. Donation boxes are located at the Trillium Lake Trailhead as well as near the upper end of the Hemlock trail.

Area

Trillium Lake Trails

Hemlock has a wide flat surface with some bare spots.

Trillium Lake Loop is starting to have bare areas but is still ok for snowshoeing & xc skiers wanting to enjoy spring conditions

Share the Snow, not the Tracks

COMMENTS:
The Forest Service snow gates are  locked.

Trillium Lake & Hemlock Trails








 

Government Camp Trails        map

Activities: Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails

The East Summit Trail (from Summit Guard Station to Ski Bowl east)  periodically has a nice snocat track on it. Otherwise, be prepared to improve xc ski and snowshoe tracks. Conditions are best for snowshoers and xc skiers using snow covered roads used as winter trails.    Please pack out your garbage and clean up after your dogs.  Dogs need to be on leashes in SnoParks.    

 Dogs Allowed
 Area
Government Camp Trails
Comments:
best xc skiing & snowshoeing on snow covered roads
Snow pack is starting to melt out.

Tea Cup Lake Nordic Center     map
 
Activities: Cross Country Skiing
Trails groomed for skating and classic cross country skiing.
Up to 20 km of groomed trails 

Snowshoeing and dogs prohibited on groomed trails.

$10 donation is recommended:  http:// www.teacupnordic.org
Area
Tea Cup Lake Nordic Center.
 
regular grooming schedule is Tues, Th, Sat & Sun when conditions warrant it
                       
COMMENTS
trails were groomed today

Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center    
 
Activities: Cross Country Skiing
Trails groomed for skating and classic cross country skiing.
Snowshoeing and dogs prohibited on groomed trails. 
Trail Fees 
           
Grooming is over for the season
approx. 15 km of xc trails
 

For other condition information follow this link to the Mount Hood National Forest Winter SnoPark information on their Website.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood/recreation/winter/current-conditions.shtml


New signs are in place at most SnoParks reminding XC skiers and snowshoers to maintain separate tracks to provide a better experience for everyone. Please help by sharing this message.

Looking for a quiet, less crowded experience?
Consider a visit midweek (except for Christmas vacation) or in March and April. You’ll find ski shops open, popular trails uncrowded, minimal or no traffic jams and lots of choices for overnight accommodations.

 

 

 



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