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.
10/17/17, 10:40 PM

Snohomish County
Volunteer Search & Rescue Team
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
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
|-+  2007 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  May 2007 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  May 12, 2007 Mt Ruth, N Cascades
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: May 12, 2007 Mt Ruth, N Cascades  (Read 1880 times)
Richard_Korry
5Member
Offline

Posts: 87


May 12, 2007 Mt Ruth, N Cascades
« on: 05/16/07, 03:56 PM »

Mt Ruth has been on my hit list for about 15 years but I've never had all the planets align until Bill Doyle and I headed out on Sat. The road is easily passable up 2 mi then come more washouts. We got another .5 mi up the road before calling it quits in front of a large rubble pile at ~2700'. We left the car at 8am and got the campground (~3100) around 8:30. There was a well used Toyota 4x4 pickup that had made it all the way. We followed the trail through intermittant snow until we put the skiis on our feet about a 1.5 mi in. We skinned up through bands of slide alder slowly awakening from their winter hibernation. We cross the creek at around 3720' and made quick progress to the head of the valley. We had some trouble getting up the steep slope as skinning slid out periodically and booting it was mostly postholing.

But once we were on the ridge it was clear sailing to the top of Ruth at 7100' at 2pm. We hung out for awhile before heading back. WOW! Incredible ego snow for about 1500' down to  the top of the headwall where the snow really started to resemble slushies. We followed our up track back down valley and got back to the car around 6pm.
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.