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Re: June 29, 1996 - Feb 10, 2011: Rainier, Muir x 100
« Reply #25 on: 02/15/11, 05:50 PM »

100 times up Muir is a milestone for sure, but is this this first histogram ever posted to Turns All Year? That might be even more of a milestone!

Actually, I think that's just a barchart, rather than a histogram since the abscissa is not cutpoints of the ordinate.  But now we're getting pedantic  Grin
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Re: June 29, 1996 - Feb 10, 2011: Rainier, Muir x 100
« Reply #26 on: 02/16/11, 09:02 PM »

Actually, I think that's just a barchart, rather than a histogram since the abscissa is not cutpoints of the ordinate. But now we're getting pedantic Grin

Andyrew, your comment made me think and do some reading (which is always good), to try to see if I had misused the term "histogram" -- after all I'm not a statistician. But in the end, I do think that it's a histogram -- it's a plot of the frequency distribution of a continuous variable (my arrival time at Camp Muir over course of the year). The cut points for the abscissa just happen to have been chosen to lie along the divisions between months. Perhaps just removing the gaps between the bars will make it "look" more like a histogram:



I could have as well chosen arbitrarily different cut points to give different bin sizes (such as day number, week number, the 4 seasons, or anything else), something which is a telltale sign of a histogram, and which can not be done for an ordinary bar chart (for example, one showing bars of GDP for various countries).





Anyway, thanks everyone for the kind comments here and in PMs/emails, I do appreciate them. It's hard to know ahead of time whether a fairly personal trip report such as this will be received with apathy or even scorn, or viewed by some as an exercise in egotism. So thanks also to the naysayers and Muir haters for remaining silent (thus far).

Here's an interesting photo which I should have put in the original TR: the underside of a lee wave cloud over the Muir Snowfield and Paradise Glacier, formed by the strong NNW wind passing over the mountain, down the slope towards us, and rising again to recondense into a lenticular-like cloud:



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Splitboard Graham
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Re: June 29, 1996 - Feb 10, 2011: Rainier, Muir x 100
« Reply #27 on: 02/17/11, 06:22 PM »

glad to see the religion does not lose appeal after so many pilgrimages! though i certainly do not have anywhere near 100 ascents to muir, or cloud camp, as muir called it (your picture reminded me), i have debated with friends the virtues of muir many a time when deciding where to go for a tour. now i can cite a reputable source with histograms to make my case Wink see you on the skin track!
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Re: June 29, 1996 - Feb 10, 2011: Rainier, Muir x 100
« Reply #28 on: 03/05/11, 09:07 PM »

Reviving an old post, but I missed it the first time. Great post. Muir was my introduction to backcountry skiing in the West, and is still my favorite...even if it is flat Smiley. Great workout, amazing and humbling setting. I've been doing it 5-10 times a year for almost eight years and still find myself going back.
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