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Nason–Smith Traverse

When:
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Where:
This Intermediate/Advanced backcountry ski tour begins at Stevens Pass and ends at Smith Brook Road

Contact:
Jim Brisbine
Category:
Backcountry Day Trip
Registration is required
Required Gear: Tele or Rando touring skis & boots, poles, skins, avy beacon, shovel, pack with ski carrier. Skis with a fishscale patterned base are ideal but not essential.
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
Destination or Tour:  Nason–Smith Traverse (a Cascadian Classic).

Date:  Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Trip Type:  Intermediate/Advanced backcountry ski tour.

Terrain:  Gentle to steep forest slopes; steep downhill glades; gentle downhill road.

Starting Point:  Stevens Pass  (Elev. 4060 feet).

High Point:  Lichtenberg Pass  (Elev. 5100 feet).

Ending Point:  Smith Brook Roadhead “sno-park”  (Elev. 3260 feet).

Estimated Stats (car to car):  10 miles, 1400-foot gain, 2200-foot loss.

Weather Forecast:   TBD.

Expected Conditions:  TBD.

Meeting Time & Place:  7:30am at East Monroe Starbucks (on north side of US-2 near eastern end of town, near Safeway and former Albertsons).

Estimated Return Time:   5:00pm at Smith Brook Roadhead;  6:30pm at Monroe.

Required Gear:  Tele or Rando touring skis & boots, poles, skins, avy beacon, shovel, pack with ski carrier.  Skis with a fishscale patterned base are ideal but not essential.

Logistical Details:  We need to drop at least one car at ending point before starting tour; no Sno-Park permit required at either location.