On a beautiful spring day, I escaped to Mount Spokane State Park for a ramble. I deliberately started hiking low at the first parking after the park entrance to hike on dry trails that were most likely to be snow free.
I started up Trail 122 toward Trail 120, climbing over a few downed trees along the way. There was snowmelt running down the trail in places, and increasing patches of snow around 4500’ or about the last 500” to snowmobile parking lot which was sunny and dry today. By the top, crossing the snow was unavoidable, but not difficult.
For my return, I chose Trail 100 to avoid climbing higher and discovering more snow on the trail. There was some patchy snow in places and more trees across the trail starting near upper parking lot. By the time I reached the first creek crossing, snow was completely across trail. I managed to slip and slide across it, leaving Chaco prints in my wake. As I continued downhill, the snow vanished.
After crossing a bridge, I took Trail 110 downhill to my car. I found a couple more trees across the trail, but they were small, so I hopped over them easily.