Dwight Watson - Mt Baker Ski Traverse Home
This 16mm film is silent, black and white, with a running time around 25 minutes. Dwight Watson completed the Mt Baker traverse from Kulshan cabin to Baker lodge with Andy Hennig and Erick Larson on May 13, 1939. The heart of the film is from this trip. Hennig wears a Tyrolean hat and carries a long ice axe. Larson wears a light colored jacket and has no ice axe. Watson filled out the film with scenes of other skiers filmed on Mt Baker at other times. The final portion of the film depicts skiing on Table Mountain and around the Mt Baker ski area. There is a short break, then some footage of skiing on Ruth Mountain and around Hannegan Pass, probably in 1938 with Sigurd Hall. Two skiers are shown skiing on Ruth. After another break, the film concludes with summer footage near Table Mountain and the Mt Baker ski area.
(Film notes and video clip by Lowell Skoog.)