The entire Cascades area was forecast to be cloudy in the AM with a chance of rain in the afternoon. After last weekend down in Mount Hood, I was looking for something quick and easy for the day.
The trailhead was inaccessible by car due to heavy snow, so we needed to hike a mile or so to get there. I had hoped to go all the way to Melakwa Lake but changed my mind when we go to the creek crossing. There wasn’t an easy spot for the dogs to cross so I made it our turn-around point. We ran into one other snowshoer on the way up and he too turned around at the crossing, saying it’s too dangerous to cross.