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Snoqualmie Pass

I-90 through the Snoqualmie Pass (©2004 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust)
Elevation 3022 ft./921 m.
Location Washington, Flag of United States United States
Range Cascades
Coordinates 47°24′36″N, 121°24′21″W
Traversed by Interstate 90

Snoqualmie Pass (el. 3022 ft./921 m.) is a mountain pass through the Cascade Range and of an unincorporated town (CDP) in Kittitas County, Washington and King County, USA. The population was 201 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 547 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1367 pixel, file size: 633 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Mount Adams in Washington state The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanos called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... In a range of hills, or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch or bealach) is a lower point that allows easier access through the range. ... Mount Jefferson in Oregon. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... King County is the name of a number of counties in the United States of America: King County, Texas: named for William Phillip King, who lost his life in the Battle of the Alamo. ...


Both town and pass are named after the Snoqualmie people of the valley to the west. The Snoqualmie are a group of Coast Salish Native American peoples from the Snoqualmie Valley in east King and Snohomish Counties in Washington state. ... The Snoqualmie Valley is a farming and timber-producing region located along the Snoqualmie River in Western Washington, United States. ...


Interstate 90 across the pass is the largest of the three east-west mountain routes across Washington state which are kept open year-round, the others being Stevens Pass (United States Highway 2) to the north, and White Pass (U.S. Highway 12) to the south. I-90 is the primary commercial artery between Seattle, Washington and points east carrying an average of 27,087 vehicles through the pass per day. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Stevens Pass (el. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States highway. ... White Pass (el. ... U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ... Nickname: Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ...


Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Snoqualmie Pass ranks 6th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Kittitas County. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Recreation

The area consists of mountain chalets that are mainly seasonally occupied by residents of the Seattle metropolitan area, with aproximatly 150 year-round residents. Winter sports are the main draw, but outdoor recreation is available year round. The Seattle metropolitan area includes the city of Seattle, Washington; King County, Washington; and several surrounding cities and counties in the Puget Sound area. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ...


The Pacific Crest Trail crosses through Snoqualmie Pass and a variety of other trails are also available for hiking and climbing[1] in the summer, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months. The Pacific Crest Trail (also known as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) is a long-distance mountain hiking and equestrian trail that runs from the United States border with Mexico to its border with Canada and follows the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range which parallel... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England. ... Summer is one of the four seasons of the year. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... A pair of modern snowshoes Snowshoes, sometimes colloquially referred to as webs, are footwear for walking over snow. ...


Snoqualmie Pass is also the site of the Summit at Snoqualmie, a group of alpine ski areas managed by Booth Creek Resorts. The Summit consists of four ski areas: Alpental, Summit West (formerly named Snoqualmie Summit), Summit Central (formerly Ski Acres), and Summit East (formerly Hyak). The Summit at Snoqualmie is the closest ski area to Seattle, so it is often crowded on weekends. sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Downhill Ski Racing This article is about snow skiing. ... Top of Armstrong Express (also known as Chair 1) Alpental is a both a valley in King County, Washington, United States and a alpine ski area in the valley. ... Summit at Snoqualmie, located at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington: a group of alpine ski areas owned by Booth Creek Resorts. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ...


Snowmobiling just east of the pass is also popular during the winter months. Also in the summer and fall, paragliders and hang gliders may be seen flying above the valley, along the ridge and landing at Lake Keechelus. A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park (NPS Photo) A snowmobile is a land vehicle propelled by one or two rubber tracks, with skis for steering. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... Paragliding (known in France, Spain and Portugal as parapente) is a recreational and competitive flying sport. ... Hang gliding is one of the windsports. ... Keechelus Lake is a lake in Washington state, USA. It is the source of the Yakima River. ...


History

The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad finished building a Rail line through Snoqualmie Pass in 1909. The same year, an improved wagon road was also built over the pass. Sunset Highway (Washington Primary State Highway 2) was opened through the pass in 1915.[2] The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Succeeded by: Pre-1964 highways in Washington Primary State Highway 2, the Sunset Highway, was a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A., from 1937 to 1964. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In 1927, the road over the pass became U.S. Highway 10. It began to be plowed and kept open during winter in 1931. By 1933, the first alpine ski hill was cleared at Snoqualmie Pass. In 1934, US 10 was finally paved. Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system | U.S. highways in North Dakota ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1969, Interstate 90 was built over the pass. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ...


Since 1980, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has acted to protect the scenic value of the I-90 Corridor over Snoqualmie Pass.


Travel

For travel tips, see Wikitravel:Mountains to Sound Greenway / I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 201 people, 88 households, and 60 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 27.0/km² (70.1/mi²). There were 330 housing units at an average density of 44.4/km² (115.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.03% White, 1.00% Asian, 1.00% Pacific Islander, and 4.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 88 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.68. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.7 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $81,883, and the median income for a family was $89,532. Males had a median income of $50,417 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $54,316. None of the families and 1.9% of the population were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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