|Year-round backcountry telemark skiing in the Pacific Northwest|
Turns All Year: Previous Home Page Galleries
|These are image galleries which have appeared on the Turns All Year home page in the past. Most are from backcountry skiing trips in the Washington Cascade Mountains, to such places as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Adams. Most thumbnail images on this page can be clicked to view the full-sized image, and lead into a slide show sequence for that gallery.|
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Turns All Year CD-ROM
|The complete version of this photo gallery is now available on Turns All Year CD-ROM. Below you can view thumbnail photos from this gallery.|
Turns All Year CD-ROM contains over 180 photo galleries, containing more than 3200 full-sized photos, from backcountry skiing and snowboarding trips in the Pacific Northwest.
|from May 27, 2002:|
May 19, 2002: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
Through the old-growth
Traversing back to a run
|Photos by Pete Pearson and Charles Eldridge.|
Associated trip report: "Pete and I climbed through old-growth forest and then up an average 35 degree SW-facing open slope to about 5600'. Continuous snow started in the forest at about 2800'; at 3200' there was about 5' of snow, and at 3600' about 8-10' of snow. Clouds slowly floating across from the east covered the sun most of the time, keeping the surface snow from getting excessively mushy, but no rain and good local visibility. At the bottom of the open slope, the snow was very nicely consolidated (1" soft on a solid granular base), and above 5000' there was 6-8" of loose granular on the same solid base. Great snow for kicking steps. We did one 2000' run with the snow getting better and better for turning as we descended out of the deeper loose snow; we set off a lot of loose surface slides on the upper part that ran pretty far, but they remained shallow (less than 4"). We had so much fun, and now had steps up the slope, that we climbed up again for a 1500' run on the same slope, stopping where the snow became most mushy."
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