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The scenes in these photos are from the Gold Creek area near Snoqualmie Pass March 27,1999

Spring time at Snoqualmie Pass......

This Saturday we were just sitting around wondering what to do and decided it was time to run up to Snoqualmie Pass and check out the snow pack. Traffic wasn't bad until about 5 miles from the summit, then things turned real nasty. Snow was falling pretty heavily and traffic was backed up and creeping at 3 or 4 miles per hour. Of course until you reach the summit, there are no exits - no changing your mind at this point - you are going to the top. The exits were worse than I90 - they were at a complete standstill. By the time we reached the summit, traffic in the inside lanes had started to move along at about 30 to 40 miles per hour, so we changed our mind again and decided a faster turn around would be to go on over the pass - even if it meant going to Ellensberg - rather than sit in those standstill lines at the exits. We didn't have to go over the pass though because we found the Gold Creek Exit wide open. The side roads were pretty much full of cars and trucks with trailers for hauling snowmobiles. This is a very popular area for snowmobiles and cross-country skiers and today was an excellent day for it. Here we are a week into spring and the snow pack in the mountains seems to be increasing. Where else but in Washington More Pictures

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