Cross-country Ski - John Wayne Pioneer Trail (winter)


Cross-country Ski - John Wayne Pioneer Trail (winter)

We will explore some of the Erling Stordahl trails and part of the John Wayne Trail that are accessed from the Crystal Springs Snopark

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  • Easy, N1 Nordic Basic Ski
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

We can carpool from the Preston Park and Ride (I-90 Exit 22) at 8:45 AM. All vehicles taken to the trailhead will require a WA Sno-park Pass. 1 day passes are 20 dollars plus a Discover pass.

This trip is a mentored lead for John Gilbert. Please contact him with any questions in advance:

We will ski the Erling Stordahl trails and a few miles up the John Wayne trail. The trails are all groomed and well suited for plastic edge Nordic or skate skis. This is an N2 level trip, which assumes you are comfortable going up and down gentle hills.

If the weather is unusually windy, wet or cold, we will plan on returning to the cars for a break between the two sections of trails. But if the weather is fine, we will be out for the whole time. Please bring a day pack to carry your lunch plus rain gear / layers to put on or take off depending on the conditions.

The roster and other details will be sent out when the trip closes and the roster is finalized. Please make sure your Mountaineers profile accurately describes your carpool preferences and location.

Maps: Crystal Springs / Erling Stordahl InfoOverview , Detailed , south area to Meany Lodge , Parking map


John Wayne Pioneer Trail (winter)

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