Erling Stordahl

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Cross-country Ski - Erling Stordahl

This will be a technically easy / moderately strenuous “classic” cross country ski trip to the groomed / tracked trails at the Crystal Springs snow park.

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  • N2 Nordic Advanced Basic Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Pace: Middle-aged Average

We will meet at 8 AM at the south end / first floor of the Issaquah Transit Center near the Newport way entrance.  If you are coming up SR-18 and want to meet up in North Bend, email me on Friday before the trip and we will make arrangements.  If you simply want to drive on your own, that is fine, but please come to the park and ride to sync-up with everybody regarding any last minute changes.

This will be a technically easy / moderately strenuous “classic” cross country ski trip to the groomed / tracked trails at the Crystal Springs snow park.  My plan is that we will ski the Erling Stordahl trails on the east side of the snow park, then return to the car(s) for a lunch break. After lunch we will ski out and back for an hour or two west on the “Palouse To Cascades” trail (aka John Wayne / Iron Horse Trail).

These trails are not very steep, so you don’t need great skills, but we will ski about 10-14 km at an average pace, so be sure you are up for that.

Skate skiers are welcome to join us, but you likely be waiting for us a lot.

Be sure to bring a pack with rain gear, warm jacket, hat, sit-pad, some water and a snack, but we won’t be venturing out into the back country, so you don’t need to bring very much.  You can leave your main lunch in the car.

I have a snow-park permit and can carry 3 passengers in my minivan.  Please update your carpool notes for this trip to indicate whether you need a ride, can drive, and how many people you can carry, (including their skis).

In the event of heavy snowfall, we might shorten the trip to a simple out and back from the Hyak Snow Park.  If the forecast is calling for steady rain or strong wind at the snowparks, the trip will be either canceled or postponed until the following day.

I set the limit of the trip to 6 people.  If you are a Nordic ski leader and are comfortable leading a second group of skiers, please let me know.  I will then expand the trip to enable more people to join us and we will split into 2 groups

I will send out a confirmation email on Friday morning the day before the trip.

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