Naches

5/27/20
WA Cascades SW (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by Snowboy on 5/28/20 12:07pm

Midweek trip to Naches for some mellow turns and sunshine. Best starting point is half a mile down 123 past the fork. They were bombing and plowing Chinook pass road as of yesterday - wouldnt expect it to open anytime soon.

Up to skiers summit by 10am. Nice view of Rainier + Adams. Great corn run down NE slope and then back up to the top. Dropped in to the west bowl on a narrow snow finger. Still a bit firm on the upper west bowl at 11am. Lunch at Tipsoo lake then back to the car.

 

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Upper Tipsoo

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Naches West bowl

Thanks for posting - was wondering what things looked like in the Chinook area. Can't wait for the road to open 😃

2020-05-28 19:29:00
MtnPavlas

Thanks for the good TR. How far did you have to carry the skis before putting on the skins?

2020-05-30 17:25:27
DuaneC

DuaneC  you can skin from your car.

2020-05-30 21:47:08
Carbonj

Yep its skins on from the car/across from the pullout. There is still good coverage for this approach and believe it will have continuous snow for 2+ weeks - the Chinook pass road will probably be open once this no longer makes sense

2020-05-31 17:45:39
Snowboy

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