Eastside backpacking spots

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A few friends and I were planning an overnighter in the mill creek wilderness next week, but the ranger station claims there is still 2 feet of snow above 4700 feet, where most of our trails are. Does anyone know of any good trails on the east side of cascades within 4 hours of portland. We were hoping for something mostly snow free, ponderosa pines, with an eastern oregon environment, and enough trail for a decent overnighter.

Badger Creek Trail. You can get out pretty far without picking up too much elevation.