Oddly enough this past Saturday was our first time skiing in the state of Washington other than a few November laps up at Mt. Spokane. Friday night we drove through a warm and soggy
, on our way to visit a friend in
or is it Blaine, Canada...? Our visit rocked...it literally rocked as we spent the night on a sailboat (MARARA) in Dayton harbor about a rocks throw away from the US/Canadian border.
Water Skies or Snow Skies?
The next morning we drove east on HW 542 to its dead-end point beneath the massive glaciated
. This was our first time in the area, and knowing that the conditions were going to be less then awesome... thanks to the
! Thus we planned on climbing to the saddle between Mazama Dome and Table Top Mtn, which
(the key word as it was lightly snowing) provide a view of two north cascade "icons"
and Mt. Shuksan.
Our skin track in yellow. After a brief but timely revealing of the "icons" we rode a similar line back down to the car through a nasty breakable crust :(
Enjoying Seattle after the less then awesome conditions on Saturdays tour