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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 2)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 2)

Click here to read part 1 of the story of the Patrol Races if you missed it!  The year 1936 was a significant one for The Mountaineers. At the Pacific Northwest Downhill and Slalom Championships at Mt. Hood, Wolf Bauer was 3rd in the downhill, 14th in the slalom, finishing 7th in the Combined, competing

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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Between 1930 and 1941, The Mountaineers sponsored Patrol Races, a back-country event described as 18 or 20 miles long on the crest of the Cascades between its Snoqualmie Pass Lodge and Meany Ski Hut at Martin near Stampede Pass. Three-man Patrol teams competed in what the Seattle Times called “the nation’s longest and hardest race.”

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The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

Although ski jumping in Washington is a distant memory these days, it was the most popular form of skiing in the sport’s early days. The Mountains to Sound Greenway corridor contains several ski jumping sites that were important parts of the country’s tournament circuit, where the world’s best jumpers competed, national distance records were set,

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Interpreting Our Heritage and Experiencing the Wonder of the Snoqualmie Valley

Interpreting Our Heritage and Experiencing the Wonder of the Snoqualmie Valley

The Northwest Railway Museum is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, which is a vital part of the new Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. This Congressional designation recognizes this corridor’s rich natural and cultural heritage, which is particularly valued for wildlife migration, fish passage, incredible geography, and human travel. The Museum is in

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Why Do You Love the Greenway?

Why Do You Love the Greenway?

Valentine’s Day is a reminder to look around at those we care about most and share our appreciation for them and all that they do. This year we’re doing a similar exercise but with the landscape that we all know and love, the entire Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. We asked our staff

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Getting Hands On with History at the Salmon la Sac Picnic Shelter

Getting Hands On with History at the Salmon la Sac Picnic Shelter

During the last days of September, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust hosted a week-long volunteer event and traditional skills workshop at the Salmon la Sac picnic shelter, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936. The goal of the volunteer event was to construct an informational kiosk using traditional log building

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Salmon Viewing in the Greenway

Salmon Viewing in the Greenway

Information from King County Salmon SEEson Press Release Pacific salmon – including sockeye, Chinook, coho, pink and chum – have begun the journey from the open ocean to their birthplaces in King County streams and rivers that feed into Puget Sound. Kokanee, landlocked sockeye salmon that spend their entire lives in the Lake Sammamish watershed,

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