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West Cady Ridge, North Cascades, Washington
Located in the North Cascades of Washington, West Cady Ridge is a green-to-white backcountry skiing tour which begins in the valley bottom and climbs through old-growth forest to a low saddle, and then up onto the open 5-mile ridge which culminates at Benchmark Mountain. Backcountry skiing runs are possible at many places along West Cady Ridge, and the tour is well-suited for waxless telemark skiing equipment. Benchmark Mountain affords a 360 degree view, including the Monte Cristo range, Sloan Peak, Glacier Peak, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and the north and central Cascade Mountains. The photos in this gallery are from telemark skiing trips to West Cady Ridge in May and June.

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North Fork
Skykomish River rocks
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Big trees, dirty snow
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Hiking through old-growth
forest toward saddle
Monte Cristo Range from West Cady Ridge
Monte Cristo Range
from West Cady Ridge
Sloan Peak from West Cady Ridge
Sloan Peak from
West Cady Ridge
Telemark skiing West Cady Ridge
Telemark skiing,
West Cady Ridge
Skiing east slope, West Cady Ridge
Skiing east slope,
West Cady Ridge
Atop Benchmark Mountain
Atop Benchmark Mountain,
looking southeast
Spring backcountry skiing
Spring backcountry skiing
Nice telemark skiing conditions
Nice telemark
skiing conditions
Glacier Peak from West Cady Ridge
Glacier Peak from
West Cady Ridge
Perfect corn snow, West Cady Ridge
Perfect corn snow,
West Cady Ridge
Spring telemark skiing
Spring telemark skiing
Waxless skis for climbing, with Monte Cristo Range
Waxless skis for climbing,
with Monte Cristo Range
Steeper SE slope, West Cady Ridge
Steeper SE slope,
West Cady Ridge

Follow this link for more galleries from North Cascades backcountry skiing trips.
Follow this link for more galleries from May backcountry skiing trips.
Follow this link for more galleries from June backcountry skiing trips.



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