Highway 410 (SS-1)
Leader: Chuck Wierman, 509-572-8618, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive: About 270 miles round trip
Depart: 7:00 AM in the WINCO parking lot near Starbucks off GW Way in Richland
Cost: $25 to your driver. No parking passes are required.
Sign-up: By Thursday, December 8, 9:00 PM
This is an easy trip, perfect for beginners and experienced snowshoers who want to knock the dust off their shoes. The plan is to simply walk up Highway 410 from where the road is closed for the winter at Morse Creek. It is already closed, but I will check conditions right before the trip. The road is wide, pretty flat, with no brush or tree wells. This will be an out and back trip up to the first avalanche shoot which should be about 4 miles and 300’ elevation gain. For “newbies” (folks I don’t know) I would prefer a call to an email, so we can talk about gear, clothing, conditioning, etc. For the old-timers, you know the drill: lots of layers (no cotton), raingear, plenty of food and water, 10 essentials, etc.