2015-04-18 Skiing Washington Pass

Distance: 2.47 mi
Elevation Gain: 1776 ft.

We met some friends at a pullout just west of the Highway 20 hairpin and got started climbing northwest toward Cutthroat Peak at around 10 AM. Most of us were on skis but a couple were on snowshoes.


We stopping climbing at about 12:30 PM and had lunch in a flat area below the peak.


Cutthroat Peak


View from Cutthroat

The snow was very slushy on the way down. It was decent on skis despite some thin areas, but Vanessa was post-holing to her knees on showshoes. We were out around 2 PM.


Thin snow

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Recommended brew: Old Schoolhouse Rendezvous Porter

Gear Used:

  • Avalache beacon/shovel/probe
  • Backcountry boots/skis/skins
  • GPS
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Trekking poles

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