telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
11/18/17, 01:34 PM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2012 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  May 2012 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  May 26, 2012, Kendall Ridge, Snoshwackamee Pass
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: May 26, 2012, Kendall Ridge, Snoshwackamee Pass  (Read 2316 times)
Splitter
Member
Offline

Posts: 199


May 26, 2012, Kendall Ridge, Snoshwackamee Pass
« on: 05/27/12, 09:17 PM »

Almost June and there was still snow down to the parking lot at Summit West.  We parked there and headed for Kendall knob via the PCT parking lot.  Wasn't too bad but there are a few open creeks.  The more direct line is probably best now.  The clearcut on the knob was in great shape and if you get it just as it softens, it would make for some very nice easy to get turns.  As we reached the top of the ridge there were a few inches new over a saturated base.  The chutes were deeper glop than I expected with some minor wet sluffs.  As the angle eased on the apron, we had some very good lines with a few inches of new mush over a smooth base in between the debris paths.  Skiing lower into the valley was pretty sticky in the open but as you got into the trees it was a little better and still not too dirty.

Coming out Gold creek was interesting at first but then just way too long.  It didn't seem as bad for us as some of the trip reports I've seen.  We had multiple creek crossings but the brush wasn't too bad.  The snow coverage was pretty continuous except for about a half mile of trail and small gaps across the road.  Did I mention how long it seemed? 

We had planned on booting back over to the south side and hadn't left a car at Gold Creek.  I skied ahead to see if I could hitch a ride to retrieve the car.  As I got to the snow park, a tow driver had just unhooked a car that he had pulled out of the snow.  He gave me a ride even though he had another call come in as we were driving away.  I wish I had gotten his name, I owe him a few cold ones.


* Silver-Gold_creeks_meet.jpg (170.3 KB, 750x562 - viewed 708 times.)

* Pavel_-_Gold_Creek_log.jpg (160.92 KB, 525x700 - viewed 711 times.)

* Kendall_ridge.jpg (157.78 KB, 600x800 - viewed 691 times.)
« Last Edit: 05/27/12, 10:04 PM by Splitter » Logged
Splitter
Member
Offline

Posts: 199


Re: May 26, 2012, Kendall Ridge, Snoshwackamee Pass
« Reply #1 on: 05/27/12, 10:04 PM »

Lower approach


* Hold_that_pose.jpg (208.84 KB, 800x600 - viewed 689 times.)

* oops.jpg (172.4 KB, 750x562 - viewed 686 times.)

* phew.jpg (171.66 KB, 750x562 - viewed 685 times.)
Logged
ps44
Member
Offline

Posts: 139


Re: May 26, 2012, Kendall Ridge, Snoshwackamee Pass
« Reply #2 on: 05/28/12, 09:02 PM »

Peter,
Thanks for the trip and a well-worded report.  Adding a pic of Silver Peak from distance for those interested in snow condition, and an action shot.


* Silver_Pk.jpg (188.47 KB, 800x600 - viewed 502 times.)

* born_to_launch.jpg (178.36 KB, 800x600 - viewed 507 times.)
Logged
ps44
Member
Offline

Posts: 139


Re: May 26, 2012, Kendall Ridge, Snoshwackamee Pass
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/12, 09:54 PM »

Adding the Hillmap link with waypoints grabbed from my SPOT.

http://www.hillmap.com/m/ag1zfmhpbGxtYXAtaGRychALEghTYXZlZE1hcBiV3CUM
Logged
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.