02/05/2017 – 02/09/2017
Intermediate / Advanced level Backcountry Ski
Join Mary Hepokoski for four days of skiing in the Central Washington Cascades just east of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. There will be multi-level ski trips each day. Snowshoe trips are possible if more than one participant agrees to snowshoe.
Our base for this backcountry ski trip will be the Scottish Lakes High Camp near Wenatchee, WA, the gateway to some of the most spectacular scenery and terrain Washington’s Central Cascades has to offer. Access to High Camp is via an eight-mile private road via truck and snowmobile: no need to part with favored treats and creature comforts this time (it will be hauled for you.) High Camp consists of nine rustic cabins, each with its own wood burning stove and stocked kitchen, a comfortable day lodge, hot tub, and sauna. At 5,000 feet Scottish Lakes is just far enough east of the Cascade crest to offer blue skies, sunshine and dry powdery snow. With 35 miles of well- marked trails, access to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, easy open slope touring and high meadows for steep seekers, views of Glacier Peak and the North Cascades—there’s an incredible variety of fun terrain for many levels of touring, backcountry skiing, or snowshoeing. We will spend Sunday night in a motel in Skykomish to facilitate early arrival on Monday. While you are responsible for your own transportation to the parking lot, organization of carpools will be facilitated. Group dinners will be organized.
Trip limit: 15 participants including the leader
Cost: $380 per person includes lodging at resort, snowmobile shuttle in and out plus Sunday night lodging in Skykomish Motel.
Sign up at the Overnight Trip Extravaganza in October. Afterwards, you may sign-up on the ONC-PDX website or send your overnight tour application and a check for $380, payable to ONC-Portland Chapter, to the trip leader, Mary Hepokoski. For more information contact Mary: 503-245-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are currently 5 spots remaining.
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