One Last Epic Day for My 14/15 Season at White Pass

I had just gotten back from a week trip I took for my friend’s wedding in San Diego. Such an awesome trip got to spend a little time in the Manhattan/Hermosa Beach area too which was cool.

While I was in San Diego I intended to get my sailboat mooring ball permit renewed only to discover some tweaker had broken into my sailboat and stole a bunch of shit… gas tank, solar panel, swim ladder, registration papers, and some other smaller items. I leave my sailboat unlocked but the thief managed to still mangle the lock regardless… they’ve got some bad karma coming in hot.

That meant that once I got back to Packwood I needed to turn right around and drive back down to San Diego to fix that immediate problem and enjoy the rest of the summer thawing out.

The iphone photos & videos here are from my last day of riding with the boys I was able to make happen before heading south. A little hike to discover some White Pass backcountry.

Hiking WP Backcountry

Short 20 minute boot-pack hike from backcountry gate.

WP Backcountry Bowl

We were greeted with this as we topped out.

WP Backcountry Bowl Pano

Pano view from the top with Rainier on the very right (looking other way from bowl). You can see the ridge to traverse over to the other peak from where I am shooting.

My friend Tucci ripping the bowl:

And below we have skier Ricky dropping the highline above a snowboarder who drops at the same time:

I ended up dropping a little to the right of where I was shooting from the opposite peak which was just as fun boosting off the little cornice below.

Lastly, if you want to see me ‘shred’ the bottom of the mountain that same day you won’t believe the lower mountain conditions:

Can’t wait for next winter!

By Raleigh

I am really fortunate for my work that allows me a flexible enough schedule to live my life in a way that affords me much happiness.

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