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May 9, 2017 Mt. Ellinor winter route
« on: 05/10/17, 02:38 PM »

I have a brand new AT setup, so I thought I should test it on my local mini-mountain.  The road is open to the lower TH, but skiable snow begins only at the chute.  I hiked the road (in new ski boots  Smiley) to the middle trail, thence to the upper TH and up.  Over 20 booters, only one skier.  the chute is badly impacted by boots with a 2' deep glissade trough.  ugh.  The summer route or companion lines are more pristine.  Only about 1300' skiable.  On the way out I went down the road to stay on snow, which was simpler than the steep down-hike but involved several carries. 
Spring snow on the S side is past its prime but can be done.  There are several feet of snow in places to the upper TH.  I'd recommend sneakers up the lower trail and stash them at the junction. 
N side and Washington still have some goods!
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