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freightrainer
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May 19, 2012 - Paradise Glacier Was Amazing!
« on: 05/19/12, 08:23 PM »

It was incredible - top to bottom. Smooth, flat corn surface and all of the crevasses are currently filled in. We skied down at about 2:30 and we could only see two other tracks. There were hundreds of people on the Muir but we had the Paradise to ourselves.
A huge section of ice calve off the Nisqually while we were on our way up which was impressive to hear and see - not a good time to be on Gib Chute!


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Re: May 19, 2012 - Paradise Glacier Was Amazing!
« Reply #1 on: 05/19/12, 11:02 PM »

We were the two tracks before you.

I was sitting at moon rocks right when the ice calved off and just happened to be looking - loud and amazing.

We headed down just after 1:00 and then up and over Golden Gate - even better snow there!!!

We saw more foxes than people on the Paradise glacier; saw no one on the glacier (not sure how we missed you) and saw 4 foxes  (one on the way to Mazama Ridge and 3 on the drive back down)

What a great tour.

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