telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
10/30/14, 10:30 PM

Solar Halo over Tahoma
on TAY home page
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2008 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  June 2008 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  MRNP-Anvil Rock June 19, 2008
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: MRNP-Anvil Rock June 19, 2008  (Read 814 times)
Bandit
Member
Offline

Posts: 342


MRNP-Anvil Rock June 19, 2008
« on: 06/21/08, 06:58 AM »

Left Paradise at 7:30 A.M. No wind, nice and brisk 35*.. Workers were just starting their day on the new Visitors Center. Easy skinning on a firm snow base. Followed a couple  Park Rangers replacing fallen wands and marking off melted out areas of bare ground. A fox and marmot almost at the same time greeted me just before reachiing Alta Vista bench.

The trail up to Pan Point is in excellent condition. The switch back traverse is easy to negotiate. This spot I put the skis on the pack . One of the few spots that are melted out to bare ground. Slowly plodding up to Pebble Creek (2.5 hrs), I can tell my lack of conditioning is getting the better of me.

Not giving up yet, I put the skis back on and started to skin up to Muir. The wind starts picking up. I pass a wary climber on the way down, He mentions the high winds at Camp Muir. He said he had had enough and was going down. You could see a rather larger plume at Gib Rock and a huge lenticular cloud building. Fast forward 4 hours , and I am only at Anvil Rock.

A snowy type of grapel starts to fall and the lenticular starts to make a deep dive towards me. Skins come off and I am ready to retreat. The mountain has beaten me again.

6.5 hours to Anvil Rock. Slow. Out of shape.

I start to ski. The snow is soft creamy corn on a firm base.............until I get down to Pebble Creek. It gets soft , deep, hard to turn . It's a sloppy slog down to Paradise on some sticky , over the handle bars, ski adventure .

It's great to be back up in the mountains after a layoff from months in school.

Fantastic shots of lenticulars on Adams, MSH, and Rainier. The ring of fire right in our back yard. Fantastic!!!


* Mt._Adams_Cloud.JPG (108.84 KB, 731x586 - viewed 206 times.)

* Unicorn_Cloud.JPG (131.2 KB, 1000x502 - viewed 185 times.)

* Tatoosh_Clouds.JPG (105.07 KB, 641x331 - viewed 188 times.)
« Last Edit: 06/21/08, 09:26 AM by Bandit » Logged

The world is a dangerous place to live - not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
- Albert Einstein
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.