Nason Ridge

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Cross-country Ski - Nason Ridge

Come enjoy this season's fabulous snow and your ski training on a great 14 mile loop, hoping to find good weather and some good views.

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  • N4 Nordic Advanced Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

Brickyard Park and Ride at 7am.  Passengers to give driver money for both gas and cost of groomed Sno Park permit. 

 

The full Nason Ridge loop is only groomed on weekends, so let's get out and enjoy this great end-of-season snowpack.  This loop has some steep climbs and some steep descents, so endurance and snowplow skills are needed, putting it in my opinion beyond the N2 rating given by the Club's database.  The views and sense of satisfaction from this trip are things that pull me back to the area again and again.  

From the Nason Ridge/ Kahler Glen SnoPark (groomed SnoPark sticker required), we will head out on the lollipop loop.  See attached pdf map for details:

https://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/75/Nason-Ridge-PDF?bidId=

The lower portion is rolling in nature, but the loop portion consists of a long and steady climb to the ridge, some rolling along the ridge, and then a long and steady descent.  Views are present in many locations!  We will stop to enjoy them, and eat snacks/ lunch at many intervals.   Leader will be skiing on classic equipment.  Skate skiers are welcome, but should have super strong skills and legs to be comfortable with the topography here. 

Currently, trip open to total of 4 participants, but will open it further if sufficient willing drivers are available.   Given the time to drive this distance, and the time for the ski, we optionally may stop for dinner on the way back to Puget Sound.  

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Nason Ridge


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