06 Mar Tumalo Overnighter now scheduled!
Outing Coordinator: Marcus Muffley
Dates: March 23-24, 2013
Start time: 10:00am at Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride (corner of Columbia and Simpson).
Outing Description: Cascade Mountaineers; it’s that time of year again to get together and have an outing party!! The 6th annual Tumalo overnighter is scheduled for March 23rd and 24th. Come join us on this overnight excursion as past outings have been reported as extremely fun and memorable; so join us and become part of the tradition. During the daylight hours you can choose to ski/ride the bowl, or wander around with your camera to get some great pictures of the Sisters range and Mt. Bachelor from this picturesque vantage point, or just come up for the good company and test out your winter camping gear. In the evening hours we will be sharing good food, stories and lots of drinks with great company around the bonfire.
When and where: We will be meeting on Saturday, March 23rd @ 10AM at the Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride (P&R) on the corner of Columbia and Simpson to car pool up. If we do not see you at the P&R we will rendezvous on the West side of the bowl. Either way, please confirm attendance by emailing Marcus so we can get an estimated head count on how many members will be attending.
Essential gear: You will need either, skis w/ skins, split board with skins or snow shoes to get up to the top. You can also get there by snowmobile, but that is not mountaineering and you would be heckled. 🙂 Safety is the first priority so please be sure you have the proper clothing for potential semi warm days and an extremely cold night as well as adequate equipment and knowledge to ensure you will be safe and comfortable during potentially subfreezing overnight temperatures.
Mt Bachelor will not allow anybody to park in their parking lot overnight (on the mountain, not the P&R) so please plan ahead to attain a sno-park pass as you will have to park overnight at Dutchman Flat sno-park or just car pool with us.
Terrain: It is approximately 2 miles and ~1200ft elev. gain up; taking about 1½ -2 hours up. It is not a difficult climb if you are fit, but depending on the route it does require reasonable effort so be prepared to dress in layers and be in reasonably good shape.
Thank you and hope to see you up there!