Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fagin's Snowshoe/Ski Amabilis Mountain

Updated 12-7-2016

This a great ski or snowshoe and a good workout. This is about 15 miles east of Snoq Pass at the Cabin Creek Sno Park. At the top there are great views of Mt. Rainier. The photos from Henryk are from January 2016 so more snow than now. However according to Tom J snow depth was 35" at the top on 12-3 and much more snow has fallen since and much more is on the way.
View of Mt. Rainier from the top @ Henryk Melcer
View towards the  south Keechelus Lake @ Henryk Melcer
On the way up @ Henryk Melcer
On the way up @  Bill V.
Trail stats: 9.5 miles roundtrip and 2100 foot gain. To start walk over the overpass over I-90 then start on Berg route for short distance and then follow signs up to Amabilis, to the right. This is FS 4822 and we took to the top. There is a fork at 2 miles along this road and we kept to the right.

Here is some updated (as of this past Wednesday) grooming information and thanks to Tom J. for getting this.
" It is now groomed from the base and tracked above the 1st switchback to the top and the main road at cabin creek is packed"

Driving Directions: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 63, Cabin Creek and turn right and park in Sno Park and you will need a pass.


 Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.

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