June 25, 2019, Hurricane Ridge

6/25/19
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Posted by silaswild on 6/25/19 1:07pm
In this year of early meltout everywhere in WA, my Austrian pal Alfred came over for some volcano skiing. With low freezing levels and high winds forecast most everywhere in the Western USA with snow, I've tried to find some non volcanic zones for us to play in and get ready for the big ones. Today we drove the eight mile dirt road from hurricane ridge to Obstruction Point trailhead after spotting some white patches near there from an evening view in Sequim.

Without telemark or runcle to guide us, my first rodeo here ended up not where I'd hoped. We did ski a 600' line with perfect 1/2" smooth corn before the afternoon showers arrived. Four hours of driving and two hours of walking for 5(or less?) minutes of skiing was totally unAustrian. 7000' of car to car at Shasta is a dream we hope to realize next month if the super Sierra snowpack remains.

Good on you for venturing over.  The runs aren't too long but there is the scenery!
2019-07-05 07:56:53
telemack
author=telemack link=topic=42058.msg165397#msg165397 date=1561569050]
Good on you for venturing over. The runs aren't too long but there is the scenery!


I agree ! We would climb and ski and look over to Vancouver Island and see many of the "spots" we would fish for salmon and halibut. The days of our 19' GlasPly boat. ;)
2019-07-05 10:07:13
Zap
author=silaswild link=topic=42058.msg165395#msg165395 date=1561522039]
7000' of car to car at Shasta is a dream we hope to realize next month if the super Sierra snowpack remains.


The word from Amar is that it's in great shape, and the Hotlum-Wintun is now approachable within 1 mile of the trailhead. Weather is looking good next week!
2019-07-05 13:43:12
kamtron
Oh my - caravan to Shasta!
2019-07-06 05:27:16
Chamois
There is another "guide" over this way, I work cheap too.........................  ;)
2019-07-07 06:09:10
Gary_H

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