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#1153252 - 01/22/17 09:05 PM [TR] Roaring Ridge - North Facing Slopes 1/21/2017
AlpineK Offline

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Trip: Roaring Ridge - North Facing Slopes

Date: 1/21/2017

Trip Report:
Skiing above tree line on the weekend seemed a bit questionable, so we opted for exploring an area none of us had been to. We heard rumors Roaring Ridge east of Snoqualmie Pass was a fun spot.

Route on Roaring Ridge east of Hyak and Mount Catherine


The approach starts on the flat road southwest of Keechelus Lake. Eventually the ridgeline and skiing comes into view


The ascent involves connecting sections of old logging roads. On ascent we found nice new snow on top of an icy layer. Digging a pit relieved the ice layer was 2-inches thick. Eventually we decided to bag the ascent and ski.


After a fun run we climbed up to repeat the best portion of the descent. Clouds cleared enough for good views of Gold Creek and Alaska Mountain


After run #2 we skied back to the car. While we didn't summit the ridge crest on this trip we learned the best ascent route for future use

Approach Notes:
Cross Cold Creek then ascent using roads and travel near the edge of old timber
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#1153268 - 01/23/17 08:39 PM Re: [TR] Roaring Ridge - North Facing Slopes 1/21/2017 [Re: AlpineK]
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Where'd you park? Ski area and approach through the nordic area?

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#1153269 - 01/23/17 09:05 PM Re: [TR] Roaring Ridge - North Facing Slopes 1/21/2017 [Re: OlympicMtnBoy]
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Yep, park at the ski area. The nordic tracks aren't too far from the lower lot.
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#1154131 - 03/02/17 09:47 PM Re: [TR] Roaring Ridge - North Facing Slopes 1/21/2017 [Re: AlpineK]
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On our second trip up Roaring Ridge route finding was easier. Conditions were nice too. We ended up making it to the high point for a couple laps.

Good stuff







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