Silver Peak - North Bowl

6/4/21
WA Snoqualmie Pass
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Posted by Andrew Leader on 6/4/21 9:04am

Before work trip to Silver Peak, the road is perfect, driveable exactly to where the snow starts, and the snow continues 100%! Parked at 3,680 ft (47.3690,-121.4433), just below Mt Catherine trailhead, and skinned the whole way up. Ski crampons were nice to have since we started skinning at like 5am.

 

Full trip report, including GPX track, here: Silver Peak – North Bowl – 2021 – Andrew's Hikes (andrewleader.net)

Any high clearance (8") car should be able to make it there, there's one snow patch about 40 yards before the consistent snow that requires probably 11" + lockers (my lifted 4Runner with rear locker was able to make it through but you could park and just walk 40 yards).

The sun warmed snow was fun! 3.5 miles RT, 1,600 ft gain.

I'm guessing it'll probably stay mostly skiiable for the next week, but there's some spots where it's starting to look thin.

Zero walk from snow to car!

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Good sparse forest

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Some excellent sun softened snow!

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View of Silver

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Looking toward Annette Lake

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Not much snow on that side...

Annette looks good to go for me!

A bit bumpy on the bowl, though

 


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2021-06-04 16:04:44