• 12/14/2019 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ‚ÄčThe Cascadians Centennial Planning Committee has decided to resurrect a program of awarding points to members leading and participating in outings during the Centennial Year (2020). This system was initially used for the club's 75th anniversary. Only those events designated by the committee, under the leadership of David Hagen, are eligible for earning points. The first officially designated outing is the New Year's snowshoe/cross country ski at Bumping Lake. At least 30 specially designated "Cascadian Centennial Classics" are scheduled for the 2020 year. These outings were chosen on the basis of David's research into historic records of Cascadian outings during the past 100 years. What is the point of this Centennial program? Mostly just to have some fun and maybe heighten interest in these traditional Cascadian events. So if you're feeling inspired or perhaps your competitive juices are flowing, start filling in your calendar for 2020 with dates for hikes, mountain climbs, bicycle rides, and more.

    The mechanics of the program are as follows: Leaders of Centennial events need to mark their sign-up forms clearly as Centennial outings, or use the Centennial Trip Liability Release Form so marked for this purpose, available under the Resources menu.   They are also responsible to turn in these forms (in a timely manner) to points record-keeper Darrell Patterson. The culmination of the program will be at the 2021 January banquet when point totals will be announced and awards presented. So get out there and enjoy this event-filled Centennial Year!

  • 10/17/2019 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    YNSSC Meeting, Oct 16, 2019

    Attendees: Kobes, Matthews, L. Hunsperger, Baranowski, Lisowski, Pavlina, S. McPhee, M. McPhee

    John summarized the summer Sno-Park non-motorized meeting. Because of a mandated salary increase, the discretionary part of the budget is very limited, with no new projects funded. Good news is that Naches has continuation of the added grooming at Bumping instituted last year. John chairs the non motorized advisory committee and represents us to the State Parks Commission.

    Next issue was location of the trailerable Warming Hut. After discussion of possible sites included Jerry's observation that to reach the landing on the spur off of North Fork would require extensive work, it was decided to again locate it at the Bumping site used for the past two years. There was again discussion of a 2nd hut that would serve the White Pass side Sno-Parks. There has been some hints of Cascadian interest in seeing that happen.

    We arranged to move the hut to Bumping on Nov 7 (Thurs) after modern firearm elk season ends. Jerry offered his truck. If weather demands it, that date can be moved up. John has firewood left from last year, and he and I will provide kindling.

    Regarding trail clearing: I reported that the Pleasant Valley system north of 410 appeared to be in good shape, basically clear from Hells Crossing to Union Creek, except for two blowdowns requiring chainsaw. Saundie and I will evaluate the Bumping trails in the next couple of weeks. We will check again after autumn storms and before opening in December. Jim Matthews ((USFS) offered to look at the trail situation at North Fork, which was impacted by the Miriam fire last year.   

    We discussed possible trail extensions to local Sno-Parks including the "outer connector" and extending the system northward below the dam at Bumping. There was also talk of incorporating the Day Use site at Clear Lake into the North Fork system.   

    After looking at winter activities among the participants at the meeting, we decided on the last Saturday in January, Jan 25, for the 2020 Jamboree. That fits with recent years. The venue will be the Bumping Sno-Park, again offering tours and instruction for skiers and snow-shoers.

    There was discussion of YNSSC leadership. Despite my observation that I should be up against term limits, no one at the meeting jumped in to assume the chair. I was nominated by Ed, and agreed to continue for one more year, but emphasized the need for broader (and younger?) participation. As John pointed out, the Council has accomplished quite a lot since those first meetings at Dick and Robbie Kendall's house in Naches. We need to continue that momentum.

    Our Nov meeting will continue the 3rd Wednesday convention, which is Nov 20.

  • 12/27/2018 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) Avalanche Awareness Workshop target is for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

    1-Hour Classes will be held from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on the following dates:

    • December 29, 2018
    • December 30, 2018
    • January 12, 2019
    • February 2, 2019

    Class location:  White Pass Ski Patrol Clinic classroom, located on the top floor of the building.


    Avalanche Training With Northwest Avalanche Center

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