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In February 2014, the Mountaineers recreated one of the club’s grand traditions by holding the first Patrol Race since 1941, an 18.5 mile cross-country event along the crest of the Cascades between its two lodges, Snoqualmie Lodge and Meany Ski Hut at Martin near Stampede Pass. The race was variously reported to be 18, 18.5 or 20 miles long. From 1930 to 1941, three man patrol teams competed in the event that was based on military patrol races which were common in Europe. Initially the race was just for club members, but beginning in 1936, Open Patrol Races were held in which teams from clubs associated with the Pacific Northwest Ski Association could participate. Competitors had to carry a 12 pound pack containing prescribed equipment.
ski, mountaineers, patrol races, Snoqualmie Pass, Stampede Pass
United States History
Lundin, John W., "MOUNTAINEERS PATROL RACES AT SNOQUALMIE PASS: A GRAND TRADITION REVISITED" (2018). Works by Local Authors. 10.
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