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February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« on: 02/16/15, 10:43 AM »

Lovely day trip out of Paradise, Mt. Rainier. As you heard: no wind, warm temps, and lots of people.

We avoided the crowds by climbing up Mazama Ridge then connecting with the Muir Snowfield at McClure Rock.

We wanted to ski down the Paradise Glacier to Cowlitz Rocks Saddle, but found sheets of ice at the top of the glacier. We skied down above the Nisqually Glacier instead arriving back at the parking lot amidst the throngs of tourists.

Variable conditions but mostly great snow for fun and fast skiing.

https://vimeo.com/nickspang/rainier-2015-02
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Re: February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« Reply #1 on: 02/16/15, 10:51 AM »

We dropped in Nisqually chutes about 230 PM.  The upper ~1800 vf from Muir to the entry was kind of icy hard and satstrugi-ish with occasional nice turns where smooth.  The chutes themselves were really really nice; a few inches of soft and predictable snow on a firm base. The exit as mentioned recently was well trodden and not bad at all.  All in all a fantastic drop.  A few pics at  https://www.flickr.com/photos/koelle/sets/72157650791395806/ (includes bonus snow cat)

India pics hike/bike Fall 2014 also at https://www.flickr.com/photos/koelle/sets/72157648337609059/ if anyone is interested.
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Re: February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« Reply #2 on: 02/16/15, 12:21 PM »

Great pics, the chutes looked amazing. Whose cat was that?
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Re: February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« Reply #3 on: 02/18/15, 07:02 AM »

International is down, Nisquall(it)y Chutes are up!  Here's Poppy going down:


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Re: February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« Reply #4 on: 02/18/15, 07:08 AM »

thanks for taking photos Eric! and good to meet you John.

The chutes felt a bit like International (Alpental) last Sunday... a record day for traffic?  And how many ten year olds have skied the chutes? Great conditions... gotta take advantage when you can.

Didn't see the cat but wish we had!
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Re: February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« Reply #5 on: 02/19/15, 11:21 AM »

That chute is a piece of cake for Poppy after last summer's ski  Wink

https://vimeo.com/101188830
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Re: February 15, 2015, Another Paradise/Muir TR
« Reply #6 on: 02/20/15, 06:40 AM »

Way to get after it, Poppy!! Us old geezers are gonna have a hard time keeping up with you in a few years Wink
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