Rainy Pass to Heather/Maple Pass


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Rainy Pass to Heather/Maple Pass

Using Heather/Maple Passes as a place holder. Goal is somewhere around Washington Pass. Could be these passes, could be Cutthroat Pass, could be around SEWS.

  • M1 Mountain 1 Ski
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Ash Way Park and ride @ 6am

There are several routes available to us and which one we take will depend on conditions that develop over the next week.  Primary objectives could be the Blue Lake Col or Cutthroat Pass.  But there's other possibilities as well.

Back up plan for this is the Interglacier at MRNP.  This will happen if the weather around WA Pass gives out.  Date may be flexible too. Again, its Spring and conditions change often.


Rainy Pass to Heather/Maple Pass

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
  • Tortilla Chips
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