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Everything posted by gavinj4

  1. Anyone out there ever ski in the Lake Chelan Sawtooths? I've spent time out there in the summer and fall....always dreaming of ski lines. Seems like access is tricky but possible with a sled. Coverage probably varies year to year but I'd think there would be enough to ski. Since moving to CO I'm learning you don't need much. Horsethief Basin, October 2020 Don't know when a trip would actually materialize to explore the area, but it's definitely on my bucket list if anyone else is equally curious!
  2. Lake Chelan Sawtooth SKIING (???)

    I do, but not permanently! I'm here for the winter and La Nina isn't being nice to us. Had me dreaming of WA adventures. Just trying to see if anyone had fun stories or exciting pictures of Sawtooth skiing. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm back in WA next winter. In that case...you have a deal!!
  3. Best Ridge walks in Washington

    This is very well organized resource that I think could be helpful: https://climberkyle.com/2020/04/23/washington-high-routes-and-traverses/?fbclid=IwAR1LigIaGVwvt3nAm27jGGmMZYV0rMlgPmiXmbsakOSl4xeW5-M32SbFiIE
  4. Great work, boys!! Just got the first hand account from Timmy boy over a beer. This inspires me to dust off my tc pros.
  5. Pink Snow

    Has anyone seen dark pink/red snow while out in the mountains lately? I'm working with a professor from WWU who researches snow algae. We are on the hunt for big, brightly colored blooms. Any leads appreciated.
  6. Pink Snow

    Great TR and nice photos...lots of algae up there. Thanks for the info!
  7. Pink Snow

    Getting paid to go to the Pickets, sounds cool. It's not rare. What is uncommon, and hard to catch in the right window, is the large and very darkly colored blooms.
  8. Pink Snow

    Thanks for the info! Any chance you have pictures?
  9. Pink Snow

    Dr. Robin Kodner at WWU. Here are some links that might be useful. (https://kodnerlab.wordpress.com/citizen-science/ , https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/853/ <- recent masters student thesis, https://wwu.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=c8365e49603a4bc8a73eb1d7a4d070bc). We engage with the climbing community too to collect samples for us. I linked our website where you can check it out and get involved if you want to carry a kit and collect some samples!
  10. Stehekin BC skiing

    Any beta for skiing in the Stehekin area in winter? Some friends and I are planning for a multiday trip after the new year. I was looking at the McAlster pass Rainbow Lake area, but really not to sure. Would love to hear anyones suggestions or beta for this area in the winter.
  11. Trip: North Cascades - Sahale Arm/Cascade Pass Date: 11/10/2017 Trip Report: Early start out of Bellingham led us up cascade river round right as the sun was rising. Road closed at mile 21, bare pavement to just about the TH. Coverage was a little thin, but things are filling in nicely! We were able to start skining about a half mile before Cascade Pass. The arm was completely wind scoured. Skinable up, bot skiable down (especially since all three of us were on new skis and a little over protective of our fresh bases lol) This led us to some laps almost down to the lake on some fun north facing slopes with great snow! All south aspects were not so fun. Never a bad day out in the Cascades, especially when it's bluebird
  12. 1 week - end of march - alpine where?

    go climb some splitters in trout creek. whoop whoop
  13. current snow conditions

    Any been up to WA Pass lately? wondering what snow levels are at and general conditions.
  14. current snow conditions

    Any been up to WA Pass lately? wondering what snow levels are at and general conditions.