Feb 19, 2011
- Type of Outing
- Snowshoe/XC Ski
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Sunrise Ridge
- Region: Olympics -- North
- Agency: Olymic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
- Avg Rating: 2.60
- Be Aware Of
- Snow on trail
Climbed up to Pt 5471 (where the ski lift ends) along the right outer rim of the ski area. Followed the ridge over a few bumps to Pt 5539, and returned the same way.
Conditions were great. Didn't look like there was much risk of avalanches along the ridge, but there were large cornices on the north side of the ridge.
Encountered several skiers (and later some snowshoers) on the ridge, but it looked a lot less crowded than the Hurricane Hill route.