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Weedy
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The White Pass

Postby Weedy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:48 am

Well, I finally had to leave another great season in the San Juans and head back to work in AK. Fortunately, that means returning to the fantastic kiting of the White Pass. The snow has been pretty hammered by too much wind (yes, there is such a thing) but after a few inches of new last night, things improved quite a bit. Powers and I headed out for an evening session.
North to Fraser.jpg

border crossing
canadian border.jpg

lots of texture
Sawtooths.jpg

thick slabs
Mine Mt. Crown.jpg

there's room for a couple more kiters, come on up
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Plenty of room.jpg

waynepjh
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Re: The White Pass

Postby waynepjh » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:28 pm

Awesome! I have ak on the top of my list! Looks like paradise!

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Windzup
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Re: The White Pass

Postby Windzup » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:49 pm

Nice... not a bad trade, San Juans for AK. :thumb:

Windzup,
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chastaman
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Re: The White Pass

Postby chastaman » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:54 pm

ouaaaa, it's good to see such beautifull mountains, i hope i can go back up there soon with you guys. :)

wadoepotatoe
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Re: The White Pass

Postby wadoepotatoe » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:12 pm

heading out there next month...i'm getting super stoked!!!

-wade.

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Re: The White Pass

Postby jhirschi » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:07 pm

Oh....how I long to be....back on the White Pass.

Weedy
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Re: The White Pass

Postby Weedy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:16 am

Here are a few more shots from up higher today on a solo mission. Sort of tough to capture much action without another kiter to focus on but its really about the terrain anyway. In the second pic the Klondike highway, where I parked, is visible in the distance about 1500' below. It was a really nice north wind and I was able to launch and return to the truck four hours later, fully powered. (Does it look familiar Glickster/jhirschi? wish you guys were here)
lake launch.jpg
klondike hwy.jpg
climbing Feather.jpg
east to BC.jpg

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Re: The White Pass

Postby kochease » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:18 am

You talking about White Pass Washington??? I have been kiting up near White Pass wa. and your spot looks hella better!! Would love to hit it.

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Re: The White Pass

Postby glickster » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:01 pm

Heel yeah Weedy,
Workin' hard I see.
Keep this up and you'll become a frequent poster.

We do know what we're missing and it hurts.

Glickster

Feather's the pointy one, right?
WP3.jpg

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Re: The White Pass

Postby Weedy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:13 am

I hooked up with a few of the Kite Yukon crew for an after work, north wind, sunset session tonight. Wow, fantastic powder, sunset to the west, big moon rising to the east, and 4 really happy kiters. The venue is just above and west of the White Pass on the US/Canada border at about 4,000ft, looking down on the Chilkoot trail to the west. We ripped around until it got dark at about 8:45
Mantas in the distance.jpg
Jim to the Chilkoot.jpg
south to Alaska.jpg
Jim, Yukon sunset.jpg


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