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by christensent
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Went up Tinkham to the pit, beyond there ruts were only in for another few hundred feet. It was absolutely impossible to break trail. I had no expectations for the day, snowpack was deep bottomless unconsolidated water-saturated slush with a few inches of fresh snow on top. Always a good day when it...
by christensent
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

macelius wrote:Tinkham and Denny Creek are still blocked, but Hyak is not, and covered in fresh snow. I could only get so far in before i started sinking off the sides of the packed tracks under the fresh. It's all fresh up on NF-9070-120.
Isn't Hyak a groomed ski trail?
by christensent
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: SnowTrek Chat
Topic: New user from Enumclaw, Wa to Snowtrek.org
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: New user from Enumclaw, Wa to Snowtrek.org

If I could set it up on 40-42" tires with minimal to no lift I feel it would get us around pretty well on snow covered logging roads. If it's a dedicated snow rig, why keep lift low? If I didn't use my Jeep for street driving plus summer trail use, I'd lift it sky high. You can never be high e...
by christensent
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Anyone want to go wheeling on Sunday? Open to locations as far north as Darrington but I think we'd have better luck Stevens or south. Should be lots of fresh snow
by christensent
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
Topic: 1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt
Replies: 2
Views: 4885

Re: 1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt

Wow. Looks awesome. Was the avalanche danger high, or did you see stuff you didn't like? The NWAC forecast was moderate (2/5 on the scale, pretty typical relatively safe forecast but reserves the possibility for isolated areas of dangerous terrain, low is very rare in winter). There was a slope tha...
by christensent
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

I didn't hear about the Franklin Falls disaster. The berms I see around here aren't to block access, just a result of plowing. Are these obvious intentional barriers? At least some of them I believe are to discourage entry (although I don't think it's illegal to drive over... they just don't want t...
by christensent
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Speaking of Tinkham, had a couple good runs all the way up to the lot since the snow fell, but went up there a couple of days ago to poke around for the second time in as many weeks, and there's still a pile of snow blocking the road, in fact there's a new one at exit 47, someone did go around the ...
by christensent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
Topic: 1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt
Replies: 2
Views: 4885

1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt

Tried to get up Shuksan today, turned around at about 6000ft due to poor avalanche conditions. Pretty great ski conditions. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/589/32427372312_63dd0377d2_z.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/524/32201297200_4be94ca994_z.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/473/32427365432_4314...
by christensent
Tue Jan 24, 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

That looks like a pretty cool road. I like the sign sticking out. Are you usually solo on these trips? Yes, almost always alone. Usually trying to find partners for skiing, so wheeling takes second priority and plans don't get made until day-of. On occasional I'll make plans and post up looking for...
by christensent
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15832

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Tinkham to 3900ft today. Relatively easy trail breaking but snow is too heavy to use any speed. Crawled very well. 5-6 foot total snowpack on the roadway up there. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/271/32092751430_c33c5c3782_z.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/548/32471136765_4287432998_z.jpg https://c1...