|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 June 26, 2002:|
Windy Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, June 4-5, 2002
Windy Pass and unnamed peak
Windy Pass and Granite Mountain
|Photos by Charles Eldridge.|
Associated trip report: "Time for my annual ski camping trip with my daughter, it seemed like there should be enough snow at Windy Pass to do some XC skiing. Found the Cold Creek Road blocked unexpectedly low (just past crossing of Mill Creek), about 3 miles short of Windy Pass. Recited the bad weather forecast and my bare road prediction, but Tahoma was determined to get to Windy Pass. About 2 of the 3 miles to Windy Pass were skiable (some was strips of snow connected by all-terrain skiing), with a long walk in the switchback section. Set up camp in the trees right at foggy Windy Pass, had a good evening ski over to Olallie Meadow and connecting trails. The formerly groomed trails were in good shape for XC skiing, but everything else was horribly runneled - the worst I have ever seen in that area. Great coverage up into Silver Peak bowl, but the turning looked to be bad due to the runnels. It rained quite a bit during the night, but stopped before we got up, and then sunbreaks appeared and enlarged during the day. The Snoqualmie scum (pollen?) was out in force, forcing a base cleaning session to restore glide to the skis - does anyone know how to prevent that stuff from building up on ski bases?"
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