Mt. Fanny on Snowmobile


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Distance:
13.31 miles (21.42 km)

Total Elev. Gain:
4,074 ft. (1242 m)
Total Elev. Loss:
-514 ft. (-157 m)

Max Altitude:
7,119 ft. (2170 m)
Min Altitude:
3,560 ft. (1085 m)
by Brian Sather — Posted Sat, Jan 14, 2017
The snow gets really deep up on Mt. Fanny which is surprising when you look at how little snow there is usually on the slopes above Cove. The parking is a bit tricky but you can make a run up the road above Cove to Moss Springs and then some more climbing gets you to where the good snowpack is to boondock a little and cruise around to the towers. The highlights are a view into the Wallowas and nice views of the valley from the summit. If you a are a snowmobiler, one problem is that snowcats often go up to the television towers for maintenance, leaving track ruts. Also, it is a popular road for local wheelers to drive up as far as they can, which is usually quite high on the switchbacks. There are a few places to play, mainly in including some difficult hillclimbs above Moss Springs.

Waypoints:
 Parking — 45.282380, -117.765200
 Mt. Fanny Summit — 45.307870, -117.730180
 Mt. Fanny Springs — 45.310110, -117.695070


A TV tower.
Near the summit.

View into the Wallowas
Breaking out into a burn after Moss Springs
There are some nice play areas.
Ambitious snow marker usually doesn't disappoint.