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Jake the Brit
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Oct 1st. Muir
« on: 10/01/14, 11:23 PM »

There's a load of lovely snow on the Muir snowfield.
It starts at 7600' and goes (probably all the way up) to Muir where it gets a bit wind-board, but not much & it's all white like snow ought to be and the bumps are all filled in.
Probably 2-3" at the bottom up to 6" towards Muir. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Rock on.

Also, we found a couple of lost day-hikers wandering around in the cloud, lost. It was a solid reminder to take compass & map, the top of the cloud deck was at 8000'. Nice above though.

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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #1 on: 10/02/14, 12:07 PM »

Photos.


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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/14, 10:24 AM »

Nice work gents. I believe I met you up there last year, Jake. Amar and I ventured out yesterday and saw your tracks and thought it looked like whiteout navigation. I think Amar will be writing something up.
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Jake the Brit
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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #3 on: 10/03/14, 10:56 PM »

Excellent.
tangentially.... I also I wonder if it's possible to exact an analysis of the coming season?
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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #4 on: 10/04/14, 10:24 AM »

Skied a sunset lap from Anvil to Pebble via the Paradise Gl. on Friday 10/3.  Still fun skiing on the smooth cornyish old/new. With heavy hearts we shared a toast with the ravens for our lost brothers and sisters.


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Rowan Stewart
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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #5 on: 10/04/14, 10:10 PM »

that last photo is Rad! way to get after it.
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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #6 on: 10/05/14, 01:33 PM »

Excellent.
tangentially.... I also I wonder if it's possible to exact an analysis of the coming season?

I am no expert but I fear it's going to be repeat of last season, at least from the outset (late fall - early winter).  According to Clif Mass' blog, elements that made for a relatively dry early season last year continue to be in place at least for now: tendency for establishment of persistent ridge west of us preventing storms coming on shore and a "blob" of warm water in eastern Pacific warming up air moving east across the ocean towards us.  I really hope someone more knowledgeable will correct me, or that it's just too soon to tell and things will turn more positive for us skiers.
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Re: Oct 1st. Muir
« Reply #7 on: 10/05/14, 04:29 PM »

Great report and great photos, Jake--thanks!

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