Fun on the Mountains
You don't have to be a ski bunny to enjoy the mountains. There's lots of inexpensive ways to frolic in the snow. This past weekend myself and another urbanFamily trekked up to the mountains for some snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is easy! If you can walk, you can snowshoe. We're fortunate to have our own pairs but stop at the several ski rental places in Sandy and they'll most likely have snowshoe rentals as well as cross / downhill ski rentals for around $10. You can snowshoe along the number of trails on Mt. Hood. Trillium Lake is an easy trail to navigate and fun for the kids. Since we headed up fairly late, we didn't venture to far out on the trail but far enough to build a snowman. The small hills in the parking lot at the trail head is also popular for sledding. You do have to remember to obtain a Sno Park Permit to park in the lot or near any of the trail heads.