ELEVATED STATE

12 Months of Backcountry Skiing in Washington State

After a lifetime of ski seasons in my home state of Washington, I decided to keep the season alive and find skiable snow in the Cascade mountains every month of the year. This collection of images is a record of that effort, and includes an image from each month of the year.

JANUARY Shadow Line - Chiwaukum Mountains - N 47º 44’ / W 120º 54’

FEBRUARY Party of Four - Stuart Range - N 47º 27’ / W 120º 55’

MARCH Textures and Trees - Buck Mountain - N 48º 03’ / W 120º 58’

APRIL Coleman Glacier Crossing - Mount Baker - N 48º 46’ / W 121º 51’

MAY Above the Crater - Mount Saint Helens - N 46º 11’ / W 122º 11’

JUNE First Light on Heliotrope - Mount Baker - N 48º 46’ / W 121º 50’

JULY Crossing Textured Snow - Mount Baker - N 48º 46’ / W 121º 50’

AUGUST Climbing Ptarmigan Ridge - Mount Rainier - N 46º 53’ / W 121º 47’

SEPTEMBER The Cascades from 10,000’ - Mount Rainier - N 46º 52’ / W 121º 47’

OCTOBER Winter’s Arrival - Mount Rainier National Park - N 46º 52’ / W 121º 32’

NOVEMBER Surreal Snowscape - Tatoosh Range - N 46º 45’ / W 121º 43’

December Crossing the Lake - Snow Lake - N 47º 28’ / W 121º 27’

Scott Rinckenberger Photography scottrinck.com facebook.com/scottrinckenberger instagram.com/scottrinck

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