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jhamaker
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March 11, 2009, Mt. Rainier, Paradise, Whoomphing
« on: 03/12/09, 04:28 PM »

and the March 10th too.
Skiied Bundy's and Gl Vista to the Nisq. Br.
Lots of new snow mostly Sun/Mon, some wind.
Saw a trench trail put in up Pan. Pt.

Whoomphing heard both days, all aspects, elevations around 5000ft (Paradise).
22 inch deep "slab" of (powder) trying to separate and slide into the gully E of Bundy's near the top of the run.
Point sluffing at the top, all aspects Edith Cr Basin and W face of Pan. Pt. and Gl. Vista.
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Re: March 11, 2009, Mt. Rainier, Paradise, Whoomphing
« Reply #1 on: 03/12/09, 06:02 PM »

Thanks for your patience with us geezers on two such powderful days!

My 'woomph' between Glacier Vista and the morraine was the loudest I ever recall.  Sounded more like a 'boom' & I swear I felt the slope settle, just dumb luck that there was no fracture on the slight rollover.  From the glacier below it was clear that the sides of the Nisqually canyon are heavily cross-loaded with pillow-like dunes that the west storm winds were pushing diagonally upslope.

Also. a point source slide during the storm left a fair amount of debris in Nisqually Chute.
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I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
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