Travel to the Northwest

| December 9, 2008

I’m heading up to the Northwest from Monday afternoon through new Sunday, so StraightChuter updates may be spotty.

The first stop is in Portland on Tuesday night for a Mazama’s Club presentation at the Mountain Hardwear store.  After that I’m heading up to Seattle for a few days to see my parents, brother and sister, then give another slideshow on Dec 11th at 6:00pm at the Seattle Mountain Hardwear store.  Admission is free and it is open to the public.  If you are around, I hope you can make it!

I’m looking forward to the trip as I grew up in the Seattle/Redmond/Kirkland area and skied at Alpental for many years and still consider it my “home” mountain.  I love it, although it is definitely an aquired taste.

After Seattle, I will hopefully head up to Whistler for the weekend, although plans may change due to lack of snow.  It’s a long (and expensive) way to go to sit in the mud.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Dave N. says:

    Good luck! It’s been a rainy early season here in the NW…

  2. Mike Casagrande says:

    Check out Whistler Alpine Forecast. Maybe 20 cm by Sat. morning (freezing level in the valley). Supposed to get cold and dry thereafter.
    Cheers from Pemberton

  3. Antonio Jenkins says:

    Should be some long overdue snow in the cascades by Sunday morning. Forecast for Sunday looks good for Rainier turns…perhaps avoid the crowds in Canada, eh?

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