With all the early snow this year in Oregon, Brad and I got out several times before the end of the year. Our first outing was Dec. 18 - in the middle of a snow event at home in Portland!
We decided on Old Maid Flats, an easy trail low on the mountain. Because of it's elevation, there's not always enough snow for skiing. That is not a problem this year :)
The trip was a scouting expedition because we hoped to take Jill and Maroof there for their requested Dec. 26 cross-country skiing adventure.
The trail is a closed road that trends slightly uphill to the summer Ramona Falls trailhead parking lot. Clouds mostly obscured our view of Mount Hood (barely visible just left of center)We loved laying fresh tracks across the "field" (parking lot).
Time for a snack break before a little exploring along the riverbank:
It was just a gorgeous day in the woods!
We had fun testing our downhill skills on the little hills next to the river :)
I think we did about 6 miles in all. Happy boy: