Beacon practice above Blewett Pass. It was a gorgeous day!
Blewett Pass Pass Ski Tour 5,960'
Backcountry Trip Report
Wenatchee National Forest, WA
February 12, 2006
On this trip we were part of Gary Brill's Level II Avalanche Class. There were 10 of us total, divided into two groups for the day. Doerte, Ira, and I from the WAC, and Suzanne and another Mike. We rarely saw the other group. We parked just over Blewett Pass toward the North where a Snopark Pass was not required.
It hadn't been snowing so our expectations were
crust. We focused on snowpack analysis, route finding, and group dynamics.
Gary said that since the snow was not that great, the day would consist of
We finally were able to take the skins off and ski on some nice power for 1,200' before it became crusty and difficult. We skied along the forest roads back to the car, arriving at 6 pm. A wonderful day, educational, and good fun.
There was once a ski
hill on Blewett Pass!
10 Miles, 1,900', and 8 hours.
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