Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Life You Want to Live is the Life of a Nordic Patrol Volunteer

Entering their 23rd year of volunteering on the snow-covered meadows of Paradise, the Washington Ski Touring Club has been out in full force over the past few weeks marking routes by placing new bamboo poles along the paths, digging out the previously placed poles after they had been buried by 5+ feet of snow, marking off hazards in the backcountry, and making numerous visitor contacts along the way.


This is just a quick glimpse of some of the work the Nordic Patrollers do on a daily basis.  Just keep in mind the rest of their time in the backcountry is full of blue bird skies and deep fresh powder under their skis and snowshoes.

If you are interested in learning more about Nordic Patrol and the Washington Ski Touring Club, visit their website at today!  Are you a member?  Send your pictures and stories to

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