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Blewett Pass/Suncadia/Salmon La Sac Area Day Trips

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 3:15 PM
    Message # 4473026

    Ski Buddies Blewett Pass Area Day Trips

    December 30, 2016-January 2, 2017

    12/28 Update:

    The weather forecast for Blewett Pass on Saturday is for partly

    sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-20's - a great winter day

    in the high country.  We will meet at Stella's in Cle Elum at 8:45 am

    on Saturday and head out to Blewett Pass.  We plan to snowshoe and back country ski in the Tronsen Meadow and Tronsen Head non-motorized area up at Blewett Pass. 

     The lower and mid sections of this route are beginner and intermediate terrain

    for both back country skiing and snowshoeing.  Beginners and intermediates go

    up to the mid section and then ski or snowshoe back down.  Views of the Stuart

    Range and the Wenatchee mountains are wonderful

     The upper section is steep and deep and is for advanced snowshoers and back country skiers only.  Skiers must have avalanche beacon, shovel and probe and know how to use them, as well as avalanche assessment skills. 

    Here are maps of the area for you to print out and bring along.

    http://ellensburgskiclub.yolasite.com/tronsen-meadows.php

    http://www.justgetout.net/ClientFiles/8ecf9e69-8f8f-419d-91d8-10c7ca9cbcbb/20061221Tronsenmeadski2.jpg

    Sunday's weather forecast is calling for cloudy skies with light snow in the Cle Elum area, so that will be a good day to cross country ski or snowshoe on the Suncadia trail network, or perhaps the Coal Mines trail from Cle Elum to Roslyn.

    Monday's weather forecast is still a little too far out.  We will make plans accordingly once the forecast is firmed up.

    See attached document for more details.

    Please let Craig know what days you plan to attend and meet at Stella's.

    Happy Holidays everyone,

    Craig

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    Join Ski Buddies for a weekend of cross country skiing, back-country skiing or snowshoeing atop beautiful Blewett Pass, Suncadia or Salmon La Sac.

    The non-motorized winter recreation areas of Blewett Pass provide a unique, high-country environment for snow sports under the eastern Washington sun.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac offer groomed cross country skiing.

    Check out photos of Blewett: https://joebeckerphoto.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/snow-seeker/150119_blewett_7710/ 

    Check out the map at: http://parks.state.wa.us/459/Blewett-I-90#Blewett%20Pass

    When:  Friday, December 30, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017

    Location:  Blewett Pass non-motorized snowparks - summit of Blewett Pass, WA.  Suncadia and Salmon La Sac.  Lodging and dining in Cle Elum, WA.

    Come for a day or spend a night or two in Cle Elum.  Trip Advisor lodging suggestions for Cle Elum:  Best Western Snocap, Chalet Motel, Timber Lodge or Aster Inn. Iron Horse Inn B&B in South Cle Elum.  Please make your own lodging reservations.

     Itinerary

    Saturday, December 31, 2016 – Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing or Backcountry skiing atop beautiful Blewett Pass!  We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am and drive up to the pass.

    Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing or Backcountry skiing at Blewett Pass, Suncadia, Salmon La Sac – take your pick!  We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am.

    Monday, January 2, 2017 – Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing or Backcountry skiing at Blewett Pass, Suncadia, Salmon La Sac – take your pick!  We will meet at Stella’s Café in Cle Elum (316 W 1st St) at 8:45 am.

    We will probably do group happy hours and dinners in Cle Elum/Roslyn.

    Equipment:  There are no facilities atop Blewett Pass.  Be sure that you bring appropriate clothing, food, water and gear for a winter day out in the high country.  Sno Park passes required for Salmon La Sac and some of the trailheads up at Blewett Pass.  Suncadia has cross country ski and snowshoe rentals.  Trail passes at Suncadia are free.

    Please tell Craig Mabie what days you will be joining in– craigdoug15@msn.com, 206-462-9315.

    Happy Holidays,

    Craig

    Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:13 PM | Anonymous member

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