Post subject: Zig Zag Canyon thru tour to Paradise Park
Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:08 pm
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:27 pm Posts: 503 Location: Rainier Beach
Aussie Elliot, Next Chris and myself did a shuttle trip yesterday from Timberline Lodge down through Zig Zag Canyon, dropping down to hit the Paradise Park trail. Left my car down at the campground, and Aussie Elliot (tokin' skiier) drove us up to the lodge to get started. We skinned up about 2000 feet to start our descent from around 8000 feet.
The line. We rode from the top of what you can see here. Surprisingly nice pow, mostly light and soft for around 2000 feet or so.
Chris taking a lap on a nice face.
It's crazy beautiful in there.
The next section looked nice, but it cliffs out down there...
Then we dropped down towards the trees, and it was time to start navigating.
Hit a tree super hard and broke a pole. Got hella bruised. No pics of my wretchedness, sorry kids.
Elliot guided us spot on to the trail, then it was a simple 3 mile stumble downhill.
...with nice views.
Eventually the car rolled into site, a coldish 18 pack of Rainier was waiting and we celebrated another great day on Hood. Powder in May! Was almost 11 miles from start to finish.