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Mount Spokane - Trail 130

Dec 18, 2012

by Todd last modified Dec 19, 2012 02:13 PM
Type of Outing
Snowshoe/XC Ski
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Hike: Mount Spokane - Trail 130
Region: Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area
Agency: Mount Spokane State Park
Avg Rating: 4.00
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Snow on trail
Homemade lantern using a water bottle and all the 6 headlamps between the 3 of us.
A few friends and I decided to snowshoe to the summit of Mt. Spokane after work on Tuesday night. We started our ascent at 6:30 pm and found the 14 inches of new powder a nice change to the trail conditions. All told the trail is in great shape. The Mt. Spokane Ski area has not opened yet but will be opening this weekend.

There is one blow down at about the .75 mile spot. Other Snowshoers had already blazed a new trail around the trunk of the tree that had snapped in the Monday windstorm. Not much of a problem now with the winter conditions and more of the white stuff coming down each day, but this blowdown is of significant size and will need to be removed come spring time. The summit house was unlocked so we entered and rehydrated for a while before descending back to our car.
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