Travel to the Northwest

| December 9, 2008 | 3 Comments

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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