Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops


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

Kendall Second Knob and beyond

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

7:30AM <- For Seattle folks -- trip leader will not be here.
Greenlake Park & Ride
6601 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 

8:00AM <- The trip leader will be here -- first floor of parking garage
Issaquah Transit Center
1050 17th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

8:45AM -- Coffee / bathroom break 
Red Mountain Coffee/Travelers Rest
773 SR 906, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Depending on snow conditions, we will ascent the old growth timber from the PCT North trailhead to gain the knob.  If conditions are favorable we may continue beyond the knob to some nice slopes N and E of the knob.   If conditions are good, expect longer milelage and vertical maybe 3000ft instead of 2000ft.  Will discuss route options in more detail closer to trip when snow conditions are better known.   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!!

* Important note * -- If you've already signed up for one (or more) of my day trips this season -- I may boot you from the roster in favor of someone on the waitlist that hasn't gotten on a trip yet this season.


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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