By Bryan Dorr
Friday, November 27, 2009
If you want to head up to Larch Mountain to enjoy the panoramic scenic view or hike around, this coming weekend is your last chance until next spring.
Multnomah County will close the Larch Mountain Road gate at milepost 10 around noon on Monday, November 30, for the winter.
Each year the road leading to the 4,056-foot summit is closed to protect the public from adverse weather conditions, and to reduce winter road maintenance costs.
Several signs are posted along Larch Mountain Road warning motorists that the road is closed by gates.
After the recent snowfall, motorists are advised to carry tire chains if they intend driving to the summit's day-use area (day-use fee is required).
The gates will reopen sometime in the spring after the snow melts.