July 8, 2012

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Just returned from a day hike on the NW side of Mt. Hood. We were mainly hiking on the Timberline Trail but the section of the PCT by Bald Mt appears to have been snow-free for quite some time. We were in this area last year about this time and couldn’t even park at the trail head due to snow. The elevation of the PCT in that area is about 4300 feet. On the Timberline Trail we didn’t encounter snow until we were at about 5300 feet. It was 75 degrees – the snow can’t last much longer!