December adventure: Tilly Jane



For our December adventure run, we opted for snowshoes instead of running shoes. I gave Susan 2 options: Tilly Jane or Barlow Pass. She asked which route was harder, I said Tilly Jane, so that is what we did. 

Tilly Jane

Tilly Jane is an old A-frame hut that was built in the late 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corp, to support Mt. Hood climbing parties. The cabin can sleep 20 people and now can be rented on recreation.gov. It is about 2.7 mile (one way) and 1900' elevation gain hike from the trailhead, you also have the option to continue on to Cloud Cap Inn.



The route is challenging as a short day hike, but add snow and snowshoes and you have quite a workout.    





Unfortunately the trail didn't have as much snow as we would have liked and we ended up carrying our snowshoes half the way up. As we got closer to the top we did need our snowshoes and definitely needed them on the way down because of all the icy patches. 

We need more snow

The lack of snow didn't bother Cedar at all, he acts like 1 inch of snow is the same as 10 feet of snow. He gets super excited and just wants to run around and roll in it. 

Cedar loving life


We ended up snowshoeing / hiking for 3 hours. Our adventure runs are normally 8+ hours. Since we had extra time, we stopped for a late lunch at Solstice in Hood River for pizza and a beer. It was a nice way to end our last adventure run of 2019. 




Comments

  1. Great post and great snowshoe idea; thank you. Can you tell me what the off-white pants are that you're wearing? I need a better option for snow adventures.

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    1. Hi Sara - The pants are from Mountain Hardware, but I have had them for 8+ years.

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