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July 15, 2010, Sherman Peak
« on: 07/15/10, 06:54 PM »

Our plan for today shifted from Rainier when we saw the summit wind forecast. Sherman also had wind above 8000', 20mph or so, and it nicely preserved the perfect corn for our late arrival on the summit where the snow was fairly stiff. From 10000-8000' the breeze was comfortable and the turns effortless on a smooth firm surface with an inch of buttered corn. There was a little grabbiness from 8000-6000', then excellent consolidated snow with small soft suncups from 6000' to the end of the continuous coverage around 4300' on the Scott Paul trail.  The only spot to watch out for crevasses was around 8000-8300', and for now they are easily spotted and traversed.

My best corn of the year, and in mid-July, and a 2.5hr drive from home. Happy tired. Thanks Luke for the boot delivery!
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Re: July 15, 2010, Sherman Peak
« Reply #1 on: 07/15/10, 09:53 PM »

Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: 07/16/10, 10:42 AM »

Great day Silas. I hope you guys have fun up there somewhere today too. My TR with pics at NWH.
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Re: July 15, 2010, Sherman Peak
« Reply #3 on: 07/16/10, 11:01 AM »

Great day Silas. I hope you guys have fun up there somewhere today too. My TR with pics at NWH.
Fine visuals as usual, Jim.   I love the blowdown "over- and- under" shots.  Now you only need photos of the "around" and "through" methods.    Roll Eyes
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