An energetic group of 12 hikers set off on Mother’s Day to Tumalo Falls. The weather was sunny and warm, and the temperature was rapidly heating up. We hiked in along the Tumalo Creek trail and encountered intermittent snow on the trail a few miles out and solid snow in the last mile. No one had any problems navigating the snow as it was still fairly solid.
The snow was clear around the Falls and we went up to have lunch at the upper vista. The Falls were full of spring snowmelt and in fine form. Because the road was still closed to cars, the area was not crowded and we were able to grab lots of views. We decided to walk back along the closed road as it was snow-free. As we walked, we noticed that threatening-looking clouds were rolling in. However, we made it back to the cars without getting wet. It was a great day!
Contributed by Kelly Cleman