North Cascades snow wheeling

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Snowman75
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North Cascades snow wheeling

Postby Snowman75 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:34 pm

Hey all,
I'm looking for some good places to go on an overnight snow run with some friends. I'd like to steer clear of Hwy 2, and I90. We haven't explored up around Mt Baker do this year I'd like to head that way. Anyone have some good suggestions?

Thanks!

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Re: North Cascades snow wheeling

Postby christensent » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:39 pm

Are you talking right now or later in the winter? There is currently no snow wheeling in Washington State (the only possible exception might be Hart's pass? I'll bet it's closed the first day there'd be any wheeling though).

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Re: North Cascades snow wheeling

Postby Snowman75 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:58 am

We are planning on Dec 10th right now, if conditions are good. Previous years we've always gone off hwy 2 or I90. Just looking for some new country to explore. Thanks!

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Re: North Cascades snow wheeling

Postby christensent » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:32 pm

Twin Lakes up near Baker is good if you get it at the right time, once winter really starts there's no way in just a big pile of snow on the side of the road. Early December might be good. There's not much in the immediate vicinity of Baker once winter starts as it all becomes snowmobile trails.

Some of the turns off the Suiattle River Road can have some snow and remain open all winter.

Cascade River Road could have some snow but usually not a lot and it might not be great wheeling. Could have a good little run up to the Hidden Lake Trailhead, went up there last year in terrible snow conditions but it could be fun in good snow.

Lots of snow available just outside Darrington if you head up towards White Chuck Mountain. I had a real good day up there last fall and as far as I know none of it is snowmobile closures.

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Re: North Cascades snow wheeling

Postby Nobody » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:12 pm

I really like the Slide mountain and racehorse creek area. You need to catch it at the right times though. I haven't been up there in quite awhile, so I'm not sure if it's gated right now. Of course we need some snow first. Second or third week of November used to be a sure thing!
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Re: North Cascades snow wheeling

Postby Snowman75 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:52 am

Thanks everyone! I'll do some research on those areas!


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