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Twin Creek Ski, 25 March, 2018

Several Cache Hikers joined Teresa on an unscheduled cross-country ski trip before all the snow melted.

There wasn't much snow on the lower Twin Creek Road, but we decided to go anyway, based on Laurel's experience earlier in the week. Before long we had to take skis off to cross large areas of mud, but then we had trouble getting them back on because mud had clogged our NNN-BC boots (Laurel and Teresa had the 75mm square-toe boots, so they didn't have this problem). Fortunately there was plenty of snow after crossing Twin Creek.

We stopped for lunch about 12:10 where a log crossed the road. After lunch three skiers continued up the road while the other two headed down. Everyone was back at our vehicles by 2:15 and Logan by 3:00.

Trip Summary:

  • Participants: Dave P., Dave W., Jane, Laurel and Teresa (leader) on skis, with Zoe and Zinnia (dogs)
  • Drove 18 miles from the Logan Ranger Station to Twin Creek Road (FR005) in Logan Canyon
  • Started skiing at 11:00, with lunch from 12:10 - 12:50. Back at the bottom by 2:15 and Logan at 3:00.
  • Warm temperatures and cloudy skies
  • 4.5 miles with about 1000 feet of ascent and descent

Thanks to Dave W. for the narrative, photos and GPS data and Dave P. for photos.

We started skiing on Twin Creek Road, right off US-89
The sign on the left makes sense, but we're not sure what to make of the one on the right
Barely enough snow for skis here, some places there wasn't any snow at all
Twin Creek crossing

Lunch on the Twin Creek road
Our GPS track shows about 4.5 miles and 1000 feet of ascent and descent

You can look at our route using: Google Earth, the various map and aerial views of Google Maps or download our GPS file.