TROUT LAKE — Gifford Pinchot National Forest road No. 24 has been plowed to Peterson Prairie and a state sno-park permit is required.
With no snow at Atkisson Sno-Park, the U.S. Forest Service and Washington state parks have temporarily moved the winter recreation parking lot to Peterson Prairie, at the junction of roads No. 24 and 60.
Peterson Prairie is 2.5 miles west of Atkission and about 100 feet higher in elevation.
Flattop and Pineside sno-parks also have no snow.
SnowKing Sno-Park has patches of snow, while Smith Butte has about 6 inches. Road No. 82 is not plowed beyond SnowKing, so high-clearance vehicles are necessary to access Smith Butte.
Snow flurries are forecast later week at the Mount Adams sno-park areas, but significant accumulations are not expected.