Well, the home mountain pass was in the national news today and it wasn’t because of the incredible amount of snowfall, Snoqualmie Pass has been receiving, but the fact the grass is out and growing (rather than beneath 17′ of snow… – as “Good Morning America” had mention)!?! Super bummed about the season we are having here in the Central Cascades, especially at the lower elevations. The talk around here in recent days, weeks, months has been, “Just a cycle or global warming”, and if not that then discussions of where the next road trip or flight might lead. This upcoming weekend, was to be our Alpental Vertfest, where Chris Davenport was scheduled to join us for a great festival and ski touring out of Alpental valley. So now that this upcoming weekend’s event has been moved to a new date, we are hoping for a solid season next year, to then show Chris a great time here at our Snoqualmie Pass, WA, stomping grounds. I know a lot of people are re-planning the rest of the season, so here’s something DAV has shared with everyone, a getaway he gives “a front row parking spot in his heart”, The Ultima Thule Lodge, which is located/based out of Chritina, AK, that happens to be 100 miles beyond McCarthy, AK (and per Ultima Thule Lodge, “100 miles from the end of the paved and maintained road system”).