The Anderson Creek Road is directly across the Mt. Baker Highway from the Salmon Ridge SnoPark parking lot. It often has slightly better conditions than Razor Hone for both classical and skate skiing. People frequently ski into April on this trail, albeit with old, scratched-up skis…
[NOTE: THERE IS A WASHOUT 0.9 MILES OUT THE TRAIL AND GROOMING STOPS THERE. AND THEN THERE WAS A WINDSTORM THAT TOPPLED A WHOLE BUNCH OF TREES DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD. WE’VE STARTED TO CUT GAPS IN THEM, BUT YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN.]
The first map shows the entrance to the trail. When first looking for it, many people go down the road into the campground which dead-ends in a nice area, which is usually groomed and an excellent beginner area and a nice place to poke around. But to find Anderson, when you are next to the Forest Service sign, look to your left. There is a snowberm – climb over that berm and you should immediately see the groomed trail. If you pass through a gate 100 feet up the road, you are going in the right direction.
The 2nd map shows the general outline of the trail. The trail has nice smooth rolling gradient for the first couple of miles. Unfortunately, the washout at mile 0.9 ends the grooming. Beyond the washout is interesting territory to explore and after the switchback at mile 2, a chance to gain elevation. Look behind you – you will be skiing back down the same way!
Note: at this time (November, 2020) there are a number of trees down across the trail beyond the washout. You will have to work your way around and/over them. Check back for updates… (Or check with Pete and join him on a trip up the trail with a chainsaw.)