Pretty quiet lead up. Checking Mountain Forecast this AM and it’s… interesting. Some new snow might make this one of the fluffiest OR Splitfest yet, but that has all fallen on top of long established snowpack. The good news for the weekend is that it’s cold and it’s going to stay cold Fri into Sunday morning if the freezing point stays at the 4-5000ft level as forecast. With Saturday’s clouds breaking up into sunshine and more sunny goodness Sunday too. http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Hood/forecasts/1500
NWAC doesn’t have a report for the weekend in yet (last weekends was posted 6pm). Conditions up high are significantly different than last weekend. Co-worker of mine went up with a group to Tilly Jane last weekend, said it was pretty bare up to the cabin. He had no problem booting it. The studded traction he had on felt unnecessary.