Showing posts from March, 2017

Yodelin, WA

Solid day of late season skiing today at Yodelin. We were expecting the worst (super heavy cascade concrete) based on conditions for most of the way up, but we found a few small bits of almost powder in the woods near the ridgeline. We usually head down skier's right on front side of the ridge, but today we cut more to the left, and were pleasantly surprised. Lots of little bumps that seemed like snow covered logs/deadfall, so this tour might be a late season or lots of snow only route.

Felt really awesome to get back out in the woods again and take in the cold and the fresh air. The last few weeks have been totally devoted to moving and getting our new place all settled, and Cary and I couldn't stop marveling at how blue the rivers were, and how pretty the mossy trees were... haha I guess a little time away and everything feels new again!

Ocean Shores, WA

Since we've been doing so much skiing recently, and the snow was supposed to be super slushy, we decided to switch it up and head to the beach this weekend. We tried a new spot near Ocean Shores called Damon Point. Waves were huge off the jetty, so we made the hike out to the point. Still pretty huge, but some of the cleanest waves we've seen in Washington yet.

Mazama Ridge, WA

Avalanche conditions were high on Friday and considerable this weekend, so we played things safe and did laps at our new favorite low-angled area: Mazama Ridge. Lots of wind affected snow near the top, and some crazy cornices along the ridge itself (watch out if you head all the way up), but in the glades conditions were pretty awesome.