Big Four Ice Caves Snowshoe Trip

For the 1999-2000 Winter season I took a snowshoeing class through the Mountaineers. Along with learning Winter travel, avalanche awareness and Winter camping, I also had to go on some trips. In December I went to the Big Four ice caves near Silverton. The caves themselves were mostly covered with snow, but we were met with a spectacular view of Big Four Mountain with several waterfalls and the occasional avalanche falling down its face. The day was a soggy one, but the trip was a good one nonetheless.
avalanche falling down Big Four Mountain

waterfalls on Big Four face

the hike back

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December 18, 1999