Mollie Liskie

Snowy Peak

Hiked this on Saturday (9/23/2017). Snow started at about 2.5 miles in and near the peak it was almost knee deep! Luckily there were two people ahead of me to break trail, it was nice to have snow again! Much easier to hike on snow than scree :) Thank goodness for micro spikes. Snow has since probably melted a bit, supposed to be warmer this week!

Road Still Closed, Easy Hike Tho

With the road closed it makes for a tidy 21mi round trip hike, possible to do it in a day (we did). That being said, the road was 95% clear of snow two days ago when we did it and the trail itself was snowy but not bad! I would suggest bringing a good pair of road-running shoes for the hike/jog up and the jog back down on the road, if it's going to be closed! There were a few trees down and a spot that looked like it might slide soon, so I could understand why it was closed. Hot springs were lovely!! Very sulfur-y, as to be expected, but perfectly hot and amazing to soak in for a bit before heading back down! They're all a bit spaced and hidden around once you cross the log bridge (hang a left and stay left [towards the little outhouse with the crescent moon on it] once you cross the suspension bridge), we found the bigger one near the river only on our way out. I felt bad for dragging my not-as-outdoorsy/not-long-distance-running friend with me. She was in pain by the end, but I didn't have to carry her so I was proud!