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David_Parker

Mt Ellinor access

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Report from a friend who went on 4/21 said road was closed by snow around 2400' and there were 5' (yes, five feet) of snow at the lower trailhead. Only the top of the signboard was showing there.

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A couple of us went on the 17th of April. It was over a 3 mile snowshoe to the upper trailhead, even with the shortcuts.

 

Here are some pictures:

 

Lower Trail Head

Lower%20trailhead.jpg

 

 

Upper Trail Head

Upper%20trailhead.jpg

 

Teaser Looking at Washington

Washington.jpg

 

 

Its going to be awhile before the road melts out.

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Only the top of the signboard was showing there.

 

Thats pretty crazy. I was there a couple of months ago and could see the whole signboard, so I guess all that spring has done is add a couple more feet. I tried to get up there three times this winter and my truck never made it more than .5 miles past where you turn left and start heading uphill.

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I was up there this last Saturday (May 10). The road is still snowed in about a mile and a half below the lower trailhead.

 

It was a great day, but a long one. Got to love the snow this year.

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recent beta...http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7967024

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There is a substantial washout a little above the lower trailhead. It doesn't sound like there's much in the budget to fix anything but the Staircase road up there for this year, so Ellinor/Washington might remain a bit longer hike for a while.

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that's too bad, I preferred the gapers and church groups to drive to the upper trailhead so at least the bottom mile of the trail was peaceful ...

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