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MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« on: 05/25/09, 08:52 PM »

Finally a good ski , many many thanks to spltboarder and Rusty Knees for thier reports . Dave ,Eric ,JAke and Robie left Puyallup at 6am. Parked in the old visitor center lot . And high tailed it up to Camp Muir . A over the top gorgeous day . Ran into Snowslut.Discussed strategies Snoslut and friend Paradise Glacier. Robie and friends Camp muir  exit Mclure rock /Golden gate. We thought long and hard about Nisqually chutes but there was a slab release in the middle of it and also quite a few on our exit path skiers right of Mclure rock. Down to golden Gate where we met Snoslut again ! Got to say after chasing breakable crust for the last four tours I was in pig heaven with the corn quality! Early start recommended. Ski tight to Anvil rock for some fun and hero pics.


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Re: MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« Reply #1 on: 05/27/09, 09:00 PM »

Way to keep up with those youngsters! Next time I try to get these old legs and lungs up to Muir I'll definitely be using my toe-pivot bindings... and my oxygen tank.
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Re: MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« Reply #2 on: 05/27/09, 09:11 PM »

Just barely kept up is more like it  cept on the downhill  Wink
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Re: MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« Reply #3 on: 05/29/09, 11:42 AM »

Monday was a very nice day indeed. We got a later start than you guys though--Spencerhutch and I started skinning shortly after 9 and got up to the camp by 1. Came down through the Nisqually chute, avoiding both the slide debris and setting off anything new...it was great skiing except for a couple of mushy spots, and of course the sticky snow and pollen down towards the parking lot. Eww. Starting earlier is definitely a good idea.
My camera was dead but Spencer's photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerhutch/sets/72157618783189053/
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Re: MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« Reply #4 on: 05/29/09, 05:05 PM »

We're gonna do a repeat tomorrow but this time exit stage left down the paradise. Reports of pollen in the tatoosh form dorothea who skied there yesterday.(thursday )
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Re: MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« Reply #5 on: 05/29/09, 05:27 PM »

Hey Robyn: remember from our '07 trip down the Paradise Glacier?

I'll be down there tomorrow solo, hoping for Nisq. chutes.  I have a GPS but am not :savvy:.  Any hints from regulars on how to find the correct entrance?  Thanks
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Re: MAY 25 ,2009 MUIR SNOWFIELD EXIT MCLURE ROCK
« Reply #6 on: 05/29/09, 07:04 PM »

... Any hints from regulars on how to find the correct entrance?

Main (middle) Chute Entrance: 46* 49' 8"N; 121* 43' 53"W, (map datum NAD83) Elevation 8200 (msl). You can't miss it, there's a big sign there Wink (look for the "rock eyebrow", the horizontal rock band above the entry which connects to the rocks that form the west side of the main chute). 
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