Past Meetup

Cross Country Ski: Hyak to Windy Pass

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4 people went

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Details

Route: start at Hyak Sno-Park at I-90 exit 54. Head south on Iron Horse trail adjacent to Lake Keechelus. Approximately 1.5 miles from Hyak Sno-Park, leave the Iron Horse trail and walk, 200 yards or so, on a gentle forest trail which terminates at USFS road 9070. This is the starting point for the common corridor with the Snoqualmie Pass' Nordic trail system. Continue on 9070 southwest then west to reach Windy Pass.

Minimum recommended skill-level: advanced-beginner capable of descending moderately steep inclines

Recommended ski gear: metal-edge waxless cross country skis

Recommended avalanche safety gear: none

Round-trip distance: 12 miles

Elevation gain: 1,700 feet

Ascent pace: 2 to 2.5 mph

Duration: ~4 hours

Difficulty: Moderately strenuous

Permit: Sno-Park plus special groomed trails permit

Drive duration from park-n-ride to trailhead: 60 mins

Carpooling and fuel reimbursement: Riders please bring $8 cash (10 cents per mile) to compensate your driver

Snoqualmie Pass nordic trail status link:
https://summitatsnoqualmie.com/conditions

Weather forecast link:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Snoqualmie+Pass&state=WA&site=SEW&textField1=47.4226&textField2=-121.411&e=0#.VnoAiPkrKUk

Avalanche forecast link:
http://www.nwac.us/avalanche-forecast/current/cascade-west-snoqualmie-pass/

Mountain Pass road conditions link:
http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/snoqualmie/default.aspx

Event cancelled if road and/or route conditions are treacherous