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.

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

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Cutthroat Peak

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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.

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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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