Snowshoes are a must!

There is a lot of new snow on the way up to the hot springs.  Snowshoes are a must and mandatory for all members of the party before permission will be granted to visit. To give you an idea of snow conditions, it took one of the stewards 3 1/2 hours to break...

Scenic Hot Springs Conditions

One of our volunteers was up there yesterday and reports “a ton of snow up there!”  Much more is expected today and snowshoes are definitely needed to deal with the snow.  Fortunately, a trail has been packed down . . . unfortunately, with...

Pool Conditions and Snow

Lobster Pot (the normally hotter pool) is running cooler than normal due the the series of rain events that have been sweeping across the area.  This is fairly normal at this time of year as all that surface ground water mixes with Lobster Pot’s shallow...

Snow Advisory & Conditions

As of today (November 18th) there is 3-4 inches of snow on the trail to the hot springs.  There are a series of active storm fronts due to move through the area in the next two weeks with predicted snow levels floating between 3,000 and 5,000 feet (check the...

Season’s First Snow is Here

2-4″ forecast for this weekend so be prepared for cold weather.  Snowshoes are not needed just yet.  Warm, water-repellent clothing is needed. Some good advice from Matt: We could have anywhere from no snow at all to 3-5 feet of snow [in the next...

Scenic Hot Spring Conditions

Addendum:  Since this post conditions have changed drastically in the Cascades.  The predicted La Nina snow has arrived and we have had winter storm alerts for the Cascades for most of the past week and into this coming week (Feb-Mar).   New snow of...