It was a great snow day. I hiked in Augspurger mountain in Washington State. It took me about 80 minutes from my place in Portland to arrive at the trail head of Dog mountain by car. I have used the trail several time when I hiked in Dog mountain.
Here is a video clip of the mountain.
Silence and peace in Augspurger mountain
I met no one on my way to Augspurger mountain. I met a couple on the way back to the car, though. It was so windy. I lost the trail two times before arriving at the trail head of Augspurger mountain. The trail head was hidden next to the paved road.
Due to hard packed snow, I lost my way on the trail probably more than ten times. Trees were wearing blue signs, and I had to link each one to another. When I reached the ridge, it was snowing hard. The snow flakes were as large as my thumbs, which is slightly exaggerating.
I wasted too much time finding the trail head, and regrettably I had to hike back to my car. I will hike there again very soon with snowshoes on.
Update on my hiking in Augspurger mountain
I eventually finished long distance routes via Dog Mountain, including Augspurger Mountain and Cook. As you can see in the video below, I finished the entire loop clockwise.
By Kihyon Sohn