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

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
01/17/19, 05:03 PM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
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.
Info Exchange

NWAC Avalanche
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2008 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  July 2008 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  Camp Muir_July 12, 2008
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: Camp Muir_July 12, 2008  (Read 2443 times)

Posts: 512

Camp Muir_July 12, 2008
« on: 07/13/08, 06:47 AM »

Yesterday I bet from the air the south side of Rainier looked like an anthill. The slopes were crawling with people by the hundreds. It was hard to find a place to sit down at Muir it was so crowded. I even saw a piker in street shoes at Muir.

Skiing down the first 700 feet from camp was a quite unpleasant as it was very suncupped. I moved over to the east side of the snowfield and the snow got increasingly better until it was very sweet corn and lots of fun. Had to carry skis for a couple hundred yards total on the way down--mostly by Pebble Creek just off of Pan Point. Was able to ski to the lodge from the base of Pan Point.

Here are a couple of pics of Greg and Gail, self described TAY "lurkers".

One of the Nisqually chutes looked really nice but I couldn't find anyone interested in skiing it with me. There were not a large number of skiers or boarders up there.

* TAY3_greg_muir_july_12_08_IMG_4118.JPG (86.05 KB, 800x356 - viewed 575 times.)

* TAY_gail_muir_july_12_08_IMG_4128.JPG (69.28 KB, 600x431 - viewed 555 times.)
« Last Edit: 07/13/08, 09:30 AM by Keith_Henson » Logged

Keith A Henson, Puyallup
"Let's go! That powder's not going to ski itself."

Posts: 10

Re: Camp Muir_July 12, 2008
« Reply #1 on: 07/13/08, 04:27 PM »


Nice to meet you, Keith! Beautiful day at Rainier, but then, when isn't it? Always good just to be up there. We've never skied this late in the year, which made it fun. Conditions were pretty good, too. But yes, it was crowded! We got a late start from home and didn't get to Paradise until around 10:00 am. That means we parked way down the road and got some extra hiking in (as expected). But that's OK -- it was a fun day. Maybe we'll bump into you again.

<relurking>  Smiley
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

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.