Just got this trip report from our friend Kael Martin. I’m incredibly jealous of the snow he got to shred last weekend.
Heading deep into the Northern Cascade mountains provided an incredibly satisfying and refreshing start to the 2011/2012 snowboard season. Many uncertainties nearly hampered our trip plans, but in the end it all came together and we were thoroughly rewarded for our persistence.
We all gathered in Bellingham on Friday night and set out to the Winchester Lookout via the Twin Lakes Trail very early Saturday morning. Almost 4 miles out on the skin track were alarmed as we came upon a convoy of over 30 jacked up off-road vehicles struggling their way up, to who knows where, through the waist deep snow. Navigating past the impressive display of ‘truck life’ we got off the beaten track and into the hills.