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Sept 18, Muir bump field
« on: 09/19/16, 10:39 AM »

I decided after seeing the reports for the dump that they were gonna have at around 8k+ on the Muir snowfield the day before that Sunday looked like the best day to go out and get some fresh tracks.  We started off at Paradise around 8:45-9am and made it to Pebble in about an hour. From there, we took a relaxing pace up booting until about 9200 where we noticed a problem.  The 50mph from the night before scoured the field, left it looking like an empty egg carton.  The dips in the cups could have a few inches in them, but the rest on top was either very firm snow, to almost sheet ice in some places. We decided to turn around at 9200 due to "Not wanting to ski another 1,000 vert of shitty snow/bumps,  just to say we hit Muir"

Turned around, and skied some terrible snow down. You could kind of patch/work some turns here and there, and around moon-rocks, there was a 5-8ft wide blown 2 inches of 'pow' that was fairly nice for about 100 vert.  After this, it was just survival skiing all the way down to Pebble with a 100ft carry.


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Re: Sept 18, Muir bump field
« Reply #1 on: 09/19/16, 10:41 AM »

This was how sexy the upper snowfield looked
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