Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Kendall Second Knob

This is a great introduction to backcountry skiing with the majority of the trip on a forest road that has enough grade for even a split boarder to ride out.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

We will meet at the NW corner of the Eastgate Park and Ride at 7am with a plan to hit the Gold Creek Trailhead at 8am.  If driving to trailhead, a Sno-Park permit is required (I have one and can ride share 3 others).

This will be a good introduction skin and ski on off piste terrain.  Priority will be given to past and present students of the backcountry ski/board class.  The first 4 miles will be on a nicely graded forest road with mixed use (boots, snowshoes and skis).  Once at the lake, most of the travel with be unbroken unless others have skinned a track into and above the second lake.  Participants should be proficient on off-piste terrain, but the ski grade will be mostly in the "blue" range.


Kendall: Knobs, Lakes & Loops

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
  • Warm gear (Temps to be in 20's)
  • Food and water
  • Emergency stove
  • Emergency bivy gear
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