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by christensent
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17730

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

I think I'm planning to go out Saturday if anyone is interested. You still have to go pretty high right now to get into much snow (probably 3500-4000ft before it gets good). Should be 1-2 feet of fresh this week since the big rain cycle. I was probably going to go I-90 and maybe over to Cle Elum but...
by christensent
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Wheeling Tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

Re: Wheeling Tomorrow

Anyone want to come out tomorrow? Would like to find untracked snow, any suggestions on where to go? I usually just do I90/Tonga Ridge after a storm but it hasn't snowed in way too long so I have to try harder to avoid the tracked ruts. You planning on maybe trying to arrange rides this winter? Tha...
by christensent
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17730

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

I somehow missed this update. Wow, what a trip. Was it an overnighter? No, that was a one-day trip. I think around 8 or 9 hours aired down and maybe 14 hour round trip to the city. This weekend, went on an over-night up Twin Lakes. Broke trail to about 4000 feet in a few feet of fairly heavy fresh ...
by christensent
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17730

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

I went out this weekend too, had a great time, but only 1-1.5 feet deep at the most and just a few inches below 5000ft. Did a loop from 410 to I90 via Naches Pass and Manastash Ridge with a detour up Raven Roost (more than 100 miles of snow driving, not including I90 which barely counts). This is a ...
by christensent
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17730

Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

A new season, a new thread! This worked out well last year, so just subscribe to this thread for the year. Drove up and down Van Epps Pass and then up to Gallaher Head Lake and on to the top of Hawkins Mountain 4WD trail on Saturday. Got up driving on mostly dirt. Three hours later 6+ inches of snow...
by christensent
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Went to Gallaher Head Lake today. The last 0.75 miles or so had snow, but it took about 3 hours to go that section so I'll count it as a full snow wheeling trip! Difficult side hills, a steep snowy hill climb, and then patchy meadow where you fall through the snow into mud holes. Brought skis in hop...
by christensent
Mon May 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Started out doing a loop on 4934 at Gold Creek. Went to the tower at 4970ft on old groomed roads, then down on the untouched remainder of the road. Many miles of heavy snowpack, great destination for a while still. Then did Jack Pass over near Teanaway. Mostly melted out, just a little bit of snow u...
by christensent
Sun May 07, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Went up Glacier Creek Road on Saturday. Still probably 3-4 feet of snow for the last 2 miles. Had to cut out one tree and some medium-difficulty spring slush wheeling. Then skied baker to 9200ft. Turned back from there due to wind, cold, and ice. The best snow season is just getting started! https:/...
by christensent
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

And now it's snowmobile-trail-season. No wheeled vehicle signs are down for the year here, went out FS4330 to 1.9 miles from Mt. Daniel trailhead. Decided to call it quits where the road had half melted out and I didn't feel like probably winching through. 23 miles on 4-6 feet of snow in less than 2...
by christensent
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

The seasons have changed, and now it's slush-crawling instead of snow wheeling. Took exit 38 up an untraveled spur to about 2500ft then climbed another 2000ft and skied the North Couloir of McClellan Butte. It's also the season of tree branches, ripped off two fenders and picked up a good bit more p...