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telemack
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September 1, 2014, Camp Muir
« on: 09/01/14, 10:51 PM »

     Pretty messy conditions on the Snowfield.  I dropped sneakers at 7400', and was in the fog all afternoon.  Never saw Muir after the Nisqually bridge until I was right under it.  Skinning was okay, mostly in the boot track, but it never softened much in the whiteout and the less-pummeled snow had a grabby top layer of dust.  The best turns were in the tracks of previous skiers, and I ended up on glacial ice and even side-stepped across a two-foot crevasse that was poorly bridged with what looked like leftover new snow, perhaps with bits of the hail last week.  I saw three skiers and three boarders in the gloom.
     Surprisingly breezy and clammy for late summer.
     For those wondering about closer and better goodies, there is still a remnant of the Pinnacle Glacier, and several hundred feet of wide, "somewhat" smooth snow around 8000'.  There are leftover patches below Pebble Creek of one-two hundred feet.  The N-Chute still is partly in, but would take sketchy scrambling, as well as a waterfall....

I climbed up to Camp Muir today
To find some September snow play.
I skinned then I turned,
Tough arcs fairly earned---
So I have seven years now of TAY!

And I bow down in awe to streaks such as Tom Szwedko's.    Cool
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Re: September 1, 2014, Camp Muir
« Reply #1 on: 09/02/14, 06:58 AM »

That's dedication, Mack. Not sure how you streakers do this stuff.
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Re: September 1, 2014, Camp Muir
« Reply #2 on: 09/02/14, 08:50 PM »

way to get in september before school starts!
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Markeyz
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Re: September 1, 2014, Camp Muir
« Reply #3 on: 09/03/14, 01:30 AM »

How do streakers do it?  They just drop everything and go.
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Re: September 1, 2014, Camp Muir
« Reply #4 on: 09/03/14, 01:08 PM »

How do streakers do it?  They just drop everything and go.

In more ways than one Wink
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