Stampede Pass

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Cross-country Ski - Stampede Pass

We will explore the trail to Stampede Pass from the Crystal Springs Snopark, exit 62 off I-90 or other close-by Nordic ski option.

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  • N3 Nordic Intermediate Ski
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

8:45 AM at Preston P&R

If snow conditions permit we will explore the trail to Stampede Pass from the Crystal Springs Snopark, exit 62 off I-90. The route is mainly uphill after we cross the Iron Horse/John Wayne trail and we will descend by the same route. The elevation gain is approximately 1,300 ft.The trail is normally groomed for snowmobiles but the number of snowmobiles we encounter is likely to be small as this is a midweek trip. We will probably have lunch at Lizard Lake, just beyond Stampede Pass. Nordic Classic no-wax skis recommended.

Please consult the leader if you wish to use other types of ski.

If the snow does not improve I plan to offer an alternative: Amabilis Mtn.and/or other sections of the Cabin Creek trails from the Cabin Creek Snopark. These trails are groomed regularly so the snow is more reliable. To ascent Amabilis Mtn.is a steeper climb to a higher elevation that to Stampede Pass: approx. 2,200 ft gain compared to 1,300 ft for Stampede Pass. I should be abled to share a firmer plan when I contact those who have signed up when the roster closes on Feb. 2. This will not affect the meeting time/place.

You may carpool from our meeting place at Preston P&R, meeting at 8:45 am or meet us at the Crystal Springs or Cabin Creek Snopark (to be determined) an hour later. All vehicles taken to the trailhead will require WA Snopark Passes. Passes need to be purchased in advance: contact the leader for more information. Taking everyone who signs up will be dependent on enough drivers with suitable vehicles for winter snow conditions volunteering. Full directions to both locations and other trip information will be provided several days prior to our trip. 

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Stampede Pass


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