Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops

Snoqualmie Pass area backcountry ski touring -- M2 level roughly 8 miles and 3500ft of vert.

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  • Moderate, Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft

6:30AM <- For Seattle folks -- trip leader will not be here.
Greenlake Park & Ride
6601 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 

7:00AM <- The trip leader will be here -- first floor of parking garage
Issaquah Transit Center
1050 17th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

7:45AM -- Coffee / bathroom break 
Red Mountain Coffee/Travelers Rest
773 SR 906, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068


Exact destination and route will depend on snow safety,  weather conditions, and group interest.  Expect at least 8 miles RT and 3500ft of climbing.  More details will be provided the week of the trip.   An easier / safer destination may be chosen depending on conditions.  If avalanche hazard is "high"  There are low angle routes in the Snoqualmie pass area where we can still have some fun.  

Freezing Rain or Winter Storm warning cancels!!


Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins 
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe (probe poles NOT an acceptable substitute)

Other good things to consider bringing:

Ski goggles
Ski wax
Thermos with a hot drink
Small foam pad to sit on

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