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by christensent
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Snowshoeing
Topic: Trip Report: Snowshoeing Mount Pilchuck - January 7, 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Trip Report: Snowshoeing Mount Pilchuck - January 7, 2017

Thanks for the education. Not being a skier, I wasn't aware of the conflict. However in my defense, the route is the route in many parts without taking much higher effort lines. I'll certainly be more conscious in the future. I'm always on the wrong side of these conflicts :homer: If the route is t...
by christensent
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Snowshoeing
Topic: Trip Report: Snowshoeing Mount Pilchuck - January 7, 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Trip Report: Snowshoeing Mount Pilchuck - January 7, 2017

Fortunately, some backcountry skiers had already broke trail a few days prior. Saved some effort. Looks like fun, looks like you're ready to spend the night next time! FYI, snowshoeing in a skin track is really bad form, it makes it very challenging and sometimes nearly impossible to skin up. Yes I...
by christensent
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15833

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Did you lose a bead, or were you just aired down that low? I was just aired down, I have double beadlocks so can't lose it. I gave up on gauges and just pull the stems and wait until I'm about 5 seconds short of nothing coming out at all. Of course only for really deep soft stuff, in this case I im...
by christensent
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 15833

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Went out of Darrington up towards Whitechuck Mountain. Went up two roads to about 3000ft, in both cases the ruts ended there and it was positively impossible to make even slight progress. The second time I tried I sank through at least two ice crusts and the axles just disappeared, had to do a full ...
by christensent
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Wheeling Tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

Re: Wheeling Tomorrow

Nobody wrote:Ahh, that was 2008. Pilchuck looks great! I really need to learn to ski.
Ha... great catch! This was just posted today to a discussion and I guess I ignored the year given the month and date. That's embarrassing :-(
by christensent
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Wheeling Tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

Re: Wheeling Tomorrow

Also be careful if you go to Lake 22... someone died in an avalanche on the trail on Wednesday. Although the NWAC hazard is low/moderate, there are some really dangerous slopes right now and I hear that trail is pretty exposed. Ohh, I didn't hear about that. I'll have to look it up. We decided we'r...
by christensent
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Wheeling Tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

Re: Wheeling Tomorrow

Also be careful if you go to Lake 22... someone died in an avalanche on the trail on Wednesday. Although the NWAC hazard is low/moderate, there are some really dangerous slopes right now and I hear that trail is pretty exposed.
by christensent
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Wheeling Tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

Re: Wheeling Tomorrow

Thanks for the offer, I'll have to pass on that this time, getting over a cold so trying to keep it easy tomorrow with some driving. I'll probably go check out Jack's Pass, never been out there and looks like a good place with plenty of trees for self-recovery.
by christensent
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Wheeling Tomorrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

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.
by christensent
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: SnowTrek Chat
Topic: Mount Pilchuck Lookout buried in snow
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Mount Pilchuck Lookout buried in snow

Do you know if it's open in the winter? There's also the Hidden Lake lookout (with bonus snow wheeling access!). I spent a day up there in November, just about died getting there but then there's a nice lookout with a bed waiting and it's open year round. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/377/3119994390...