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August 18 & 19, Mt. Rainier, Russell Glacier
« on: 08/20/12, 08:48 PM »

Hiked up to Spray Park on Saturday via the summer trail and camped in the Ptarmigan Ridge backcountry zone. Enjoyed a quick lap on the Flett Glacier before dinner and then got attacked my some of the worst mosquitoes I've ever experienced.

Sunday morning started with dark clouds and a few rain showers but by about 8:30 AM the sun was out and we were working our way up to Russell Glacier. Climbed to a point at about 8,700 ft. before turning around. Turns on the Russell Glacier were surprisingly good. The Flett Glacier was a bit sun cupped but still fun.

Beautiful weekend to be out!

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Re: August 18 & 19, Mt. Rainier, Russell Glacier
« Reply #1 on: 08/20/12, 08:55 PM »

Nice photo. Those mosquitoes are legendary.
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Re: August 18 & 19, Mt. Rainier, Russell Glacier
« Reply #2 on: 08/20/12, 09:25 PM »

Beautiful picture!
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Re: August 18 & 19, Mt. Rainier, Russell Glacier
« Reply #3 on: 08/21/12, 01:39 PM »

A couple more pics ...

Climbing the Russell Glacier:



Making turns back down:

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Re: August 18 & 19, Mt. Rainier, Russell Glacier
« Reply #4 on: 08/21/12, 06:53 PM »

Nice trip.
You've help me the remember that the worst bout I ever had with mosquitos was on that trip as well. They seem to be plentiful, healthy, hungry and mean on that side of the mountain.
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Re: August 18 & 19, Mt. Rainier, Russell Glacier
« Reply #5 on: 08/25/12, 09:22 PM »

Thanks for the report! Love that first pic!!
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