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jturn33
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Partners needed 3-day Nov 10-12, Mount Winchester
« on: 11/09/17, 11:31 AM »

Happy three day ski weekend! I'm looking for partners for a veteran's day 3-day trip up in the Winchester Hut.

Friday heading up to the hut atop mount winchester and lapping Winchester or around twin lakes. Saturday heading north along the west face of Larabee and American Border Peak, into Canada and probably skiing the saddle to the west of Canadian Border Peak, then back to winchester hut (long day). Sunday skiing out. I will be leaving early friday morning (4:30) and would be glad to pick up anyone north of University of Washington.

Sorry for the late notice, my partner got too sick and had to bail.

Let me know if you're interested! Email jturn33@uw.edu. I can share CalTopo map of the basic travel plan.

Jesse
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Re: Partners needed 3-day Nov 10-12, Mount Winchester
« Reply #1 on: 11/10/17, 06:54 AM »

Don't shoot the messenger, but Winchester Lookout is now locked November to May.
See link- https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recarea/?recid=17586
I think it is due to the amount of damage that was occurring, which was done by winter visitors. Thought I'd save you a miserable discovery...
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Re: Partners needed 3-day Nov 10-12, Mount Winchester
« Reply #2 on: 11/10/17, 08:51 AM »

Sad. Thanks for the news, Pinch!
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jturn33
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Re: Partners needed 3-day Nov 10-12, Mount Winchester
« Reply #3 on: 11/13/17, 08:54 AM »

Appreciate the message Pinch, but alas it was too late - the miserable discovery did occur. Such a bummer, that place is truly special. I would have thought summertime visitors would have done more damage.
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Re: Partners needed 3-day Nov 10-12, Mount Winchester
« Reply #4 on: 11/13/17, 09:21 AM »

People clearing off snow with shovels and ice axes does a world of damage.

Sad to hear one of the only shelters in the high Cascades is gone.
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In a perfect world, everybody would act with the correct etiquette and follow the rules. Human nature as it is= NOT GOING TO HAPPEN....no matter how many discussion on ski blogs/websites. Face reality............
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Re: Partners needed 3-day Nov 10-12, Mount Winchester
« Reply #5 on: 11/14/17, 02:06 PM »

Most summertime visitors don't stay overnight.
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