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Skiing the Cascade Crest
A Twenty-five Year Journey Across Time and Terrain

In 1982, Lowell Skoog began what would become a twenty-five year project to ski the Cascade Crest from the summit of Mount Baker to the summit of Mount Rainier. In 2000, Lowell launched a parallel effort to uncover and document the 100-year history of backcountry skiing in Washington. This presentation is a personal look at how these two journeys have become interwoven over time. The one-hour program includes a mix of modern and historical photographs as well as rare movie footage of Cascade skiing between the 1930s and 1950s.

Lowell Skoog has been backcountry skiing and climbing in the Cascades since the 1970s. He is founder of the Northwest Mountaineering Journal and chairman of the Mountaineers History Committee in Seattle. His research into Northwest skiing history and the full story of his quest to ski the Cascade Crest can be found on his website, The Alpenglow Gallery. Lowell works as a software development consultant in the Seattle area, where he lives with his wife and son.

Friday - November 16, 2007
8:00 pm (7:00 pm new members)
Free admission

The Tacoma Mountaineers
2302 N 30th St.
Tacoma, WA
Friday - January 4, 2008
7:00 pm
Free admission

Methow Valley Elementary School
18 Twin Lakes Road
Winthrop, WA
Wednesday - January 30, 2008
7:00 pm
Free admission

Central Washington University
New Student Union Bldg., Room 137
Ellensburg, WA

Wednesday - February 6, 2008
7:30 pm
Free admission

Skagit Valley College, Ford Hall (Room 101)
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA
Thursday - February 7, 2008
7:30 pm
NWAC benefit, $5 admission

Feathered Friends
119 Yale Avenue N.
Seattle, WA
Saturday - February 9, 2008
7:00 pm
Free admission

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
127 South Mission Street
Wenatchee, WA

Tuesday - March 11, 2008
12:00 pm, Free admission

The Mountaineers
Retired Rovers, Monthly Meeting
300 Third Ave. West
Seattle, WA
Wednesday - March 12, 2008
7:00 pm
Free admission

The Mazamas
527 SE 43rd Avenue
Portland, OR
Wednesday - March 19, 2008
7:00 pm
NWAC benefit, $5 admission

Marmot Mountain Works
827 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA

Wednesday - October 29, 2008
7:30 pm, Free admission

The Cascadians
Living Care Retirement Community
Meyer Auditorium
40th Ave. and Summitview, Yakima, WA

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