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Karl HelserRoute Climbed: Duchman Flats Snowshoe Scramble Date Climbed: March 30th 2005  Sucess!

Karl Helser

Shared the duty of "Breaking Trail" with a trailhead acquaintance. Knee deep snow seemed a bit heavier than this area usually has to offer. The top was breezy with a mix of snow, sun, & fog.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 9:30 pm

K2McKayRoute Climbed: South Side and North Side Date Climbed: November 9, 1997  Sucess!
Climbed this to ski the Northern face. Great early season skiing. Sucks having to hike back up the face however, but we still did it 3 times.

Posted Nov 22, 2004 7:01 pm

PawkalaRoute Climbed: North Side Date Climbed: December 2003  Sucess!

Pawkala

Took off with 2 beginner showshoers and had a wonderful hike through the trees untill we got into the open section of the trail. There we ran into whipping winds which made it not so fun without goggles. We all had a great time. We did have to tire through some thigh deep powder until we found the well used path.
Posted Jul 2, 2004 1:46 pm

markmayRoute Climbed: From Dutchman Flat Date Climbed: June 4, 2004  Sucess!

markmay

Still tons of snow, skis on car to car. I wanna' ski the Sisters now. I just moved to Bend and need to meet some climbing partners.
Posted Jun 4, 2004 6:36 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: cross country from Dutchman Flat sno-park Date Climbed: January 12, 2004  Sucess!

cmc56789

I did this little hike on snowshoes. Nice views from the sisters and broken top down to thielsen . Views to the north were pretty nonexistant due to clouds. I saw 3 other groups who were all on skis and even two guys on snowmobiles at the summit. this is a pretty fun snowshoe climb but the noise from all the snowmobiles below kind of detracted from the experience a little.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 2:58 pm

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Cross country from Dutchman Flat SnoPark Date Climbed: March 3, 2003  Sucess!

dkantola

Another quick snowshoe trip from the snopark, but this time there were views on top. The clouds would occasionally break enough to see Broken Top and the Three Sisters. Mt. Bachelor was bathed in sunlight a few times. Bend could even be seen below the cloud ceiling.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 2:38 am

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Cross country from Dutchman Flat SnoPark Date Climbed: January 13, 2003  Sucess!

dkantola

A short jaunt on snowshoes from the Dutchman Flat SnoPark to low visibility and no views on top. A few skiers were making turns in the cirque. Foot-thick rime ice coated the trees near the summit.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 2:29 am

pbeebeRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: December 2001  Sucess!
Fun snowshoe hike. Rime-ice on trees as you approach the top makes for an eerie looking maze =) Ran into a couple of teleskiers at the top... looked at my snowshoes and envied their descent.
Posted Nov 17, 2002 6:17 pm

PopoffRoute Climbed: Tumalo Mountain Trail Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!
The Tumalo Mountain Trail was a fun little hike to the summit. The trail went through forest first, then into a sparsely-forested high-elevation area, with a few pines that were bent over from the high winds that frequent the area. The trail got steep at the very end. At the summit, it was quite windy, and there were small patches of snow. The view of Bachelor and Broken Top and the Sisters was great. You can see the Tumalo Creek Canyon from the summit, and, just south of Broken Top, Ball Butte. It took me about 50 minutes to reach the summit. I recommend this climb.
Posted Nov 7, 2002 9:46 am

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Tumalo Mountain Trail Date Climbed: 12/08/01  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Hiked this one with my buddy Bill from Spokane. Forgot to get a Sno-Park Pass and the cops were in the lot ticketing people so we cut back to the Sunrise Lodge lot, parked and then hiked back to the trailhead. Pretty easy climb in blue skies. Would have been great to ski down the steep back side but we hadn't brought skis. Very cold and windy up top but awesome views of all the central Cascades.



One word of advice, drive extremely slow on Cascade Lakes Highway in winter as there is tons of black ice. Mt. Bachelor shades the road in the afternoon and all the melt on the road freezes soon after. I lost control of my Jeep and did a 360 across the other lane into a snowbank and then was bounced back across both lanes into the snowbank on the other side of the road. Luckily no one was coming towards me or we would have been in bad shape. Thank God there's lots of good beer in Bend because I needed it when I got there.
Posted Dec 9, 2001 1:23 am

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