100 Classic Backcountry Ski And Snowboarding Routes In Washington / Edition 1

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Overview

The man behind the longtime regional favorite Backcountry Skiing in Washington's Cascades is back! In this new guide, Rainer Burgdorfer has selected more than 100 of the best, most challenging descents in Washington -- from Tomyhoi Peak to Teebone Ridge, from Porcupine Creek to Paradise Glacier.
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Eastside Journal
Burgdorfer has done his homework. His book is full of tips on how to get the most out of back country ski and snowboard routes.— (Bellevue, WA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898866612
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Edition description: 2nd
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 686,585
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Introduction 12
How to Use This Guide 12
Etiquette 15
Safety Considerations 16
A Note About Safety 18
Part I Learning to Love Cascade Weather and Snow
Tracking Storms, Tracking Good Snow 19
Weather and Avalanche Danger 22
Mountain Hazards 24
Avoiding Avalanches 25
Part II Backcountry Tours
Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 31
1. Tomyhoi Peak 32
2. Goat Mountain 34
3. Ruth Mountain 36
4. Mount Ann 38
5. Coleman Pinnacle 40
6. Sholes Glacier 43
7. Herman Saddle 44
8. Chowder Ridge 45
9. Skyline Divide 48
10. Coleman Glacier 48
North Cascades Highway, State Route 20 50
11. Slate Peak 51
12. Silver Star Mountain 53
13. Delancey Ridge 55
14. Early Winters 57
15. Heather and Maple Passes 59
16. Cutthroat Pass 60
17. Neve Glacier 63
18. Teebone Ridge 65
19. Eldorado 67
20. Boston Basin 70
21. Sahale Arm 71
22. Snowking Mountain 74
23. Sauk Mountain 76
24. Mount Watson 78
25. Bacon Peak 79
26. Mount Shuksan 80
27. Mount Baker: Boulder Glacier 84
28. Mount Baker: Easton Glacier 86
29. Park Butte 89
30. Twin Sisters 90
Mountain Loop Highway and State Route 530 92
31. Glacier Peak 93
32. Johnson Ridge 95
33. Vesper Peak 97
34. Green Mountain 98
35. Dome Glacier 99
36. Whitehorse Mountain 102
37. Three Fingers 105
38. Mount Pilchuck 107
Stevens Pass Highway, US 2 109
39. Big Snow Mountain 110
40. Cowboy Mountain 112
41. Heather Ridge (Skyline Ridge) 113
42. Big Chief Mountain 116
43. Yodelin 117
44. Union Peak 119
45. Jove Peak 120
46. Lichtenberg Mountain 122
47. Jim Hill Mountain 123
48. Rock Mountain 124
49. Mount Mastiff 125
50. Chiwaukum Mountains 126
51. Alpine Lookout 129
52. Mount Maude 130
53. Chiwawa Mountain 132
54. North Star Mountain 135
55. Clark Mountain 136
56. Big Jim Mountain 138
57. Icicle Ridge 140
58. Dragontail Peak 141
59. Cashmere Mountain 143
60. Wedge Mountain 145
Blewett Pass Highway, US 97 146
61. Porcupine Creek 147
62. Diamond Head 148
63. Ingalls Peak 149
64. Mount Stuart 152
Interstate 90 153
65. Mount Daniel 154
66. Jolly Mountain 156
67. Amabilis Mountain 158
68. Mount Margaret 159
69. Kendall Ridge 162
70. Kendall Peak Lakes Basin 163
71. Red Mountain 164
72. Mount Snoqualmie 166
73. Chair Peak Basin 167
74. Silver Peak 170
75. Humpback Mountain 172
76. Granite Mountain 174
77. McClellan Butte 175
Mount Rainier and Areas South 176
78. Norse Peak 177
79. Union Creek 177
80. Silver King 179
81. Crystal Basin 181
82. Chinook Pass to Crystal Mountain Traverse 182
83. Naches Peak 184
84. Yakima Peak 185
85. Summerland 186
86. Cowlitz Chimneys 188
87. Interglacier 189
88. Goat Island 190
89. Burroughs Mountain 193
90. Carbon Glacier 194
91. Russell Glacier 196
92. Puyallup Cleaver 199
93. Sunset Park 200
94. Van Trump Park 201
95. Tatoosh Range 204
96. Muir Snowfield 206
97. Nisqually Glacier 208
98. Paradise Glacier 210
99. White Pass 211
100. Goat Rocks 212
101. Mount Adams 214
102. Mount Saint Helens 217
Appendix A Reflections on Equipment, Clothing, Accessories, and Technique 219
Appendix B Recommended Reading 228
Appendix C Seasonal Cross-Reference 230
Appendix D Sources of Weather and Snow Information 234
Index 235
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