NOTE: Please remember when you RSVP to indicate if you are a driver or passenger.
Last time I scheduled this I did not get a lot of RSVPs so hoping more people will want to rally for this one!
Nordic or skate along the nearly flat groomed tracks of the Iron Horse trail (Hyak Sno-Park). There are a few snow shoe trails close by as well.
Plan: Ski out along the Iron Horse trail for about an hour and a half to two hours, stopping to enjoy the great views and take some photos, before turning around and heading back to the sno-park.
Meet at 8:30 am; departure by 8:45 am
Bring cash to reimburse your driver. Here's some guidance, but always confirm with your drivers as they may have a preference.
In terms of cost sharing, With everyone in the vehicle sharing:
using a figure of say $0.45 per mile, a round trip of 100 miles will cost $45 –
divided equally between four people in a carpool –
that is works out to $11.25 per rider paid to the driver. Rounding to the nearest dollar makes things a bit easier
Remember: In terms of per mile cost – you are helping pay for the drivers' sno–park permit, insurance, etc.
Parking information for drivers:
All cars must have a Washington State Sno-Parks permit with additional groomed skiing permit. It's recommended that you buy the two annual permits online
http://www.parks.wa.gov/winter/permits/ You can print out a temporary permit that is valid until you receive your permanent permit.
If you buy just a one-day permit, you must also display a Washington State Discover Pass.
It’s a much better deal to buy the two annual permits. A day Sno-Park permit plus day Discover Pass is $30.
An annual Sno-Park with groomed trails sticker is $80 for the season—no Discover Pass needed.
All of these permits and passes can be purchased at the trailhead, but it is better to get them in advance.
Equipment: Lightweight track gear (classic or skate)lunch/snacks, water, dress in layers and remember that you will warm up! Sunglasses, sun screen, and camera. A cozy pair of dry socks for the ride home will make your day!