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armin
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March 14, 2007, McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir
« on: 03/15/07, 08:35 AM »

Claire and I skied the McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir from below the summit block. We weren't able to skin up as close to the top as reported earlier, maybe one-third up, so we booted the rest. There were a few inches of fresh snow on not too hard crust, which made the skiing nice. The old logging road still has some snow, but it's melting fast. It's a great line and not that steep. Go get it as long as it's in condition.
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Re: March 14, 2007, McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir
« Reply #1 on: 03/16/07, 06:33 AM »

Did you see any worms in it?  I saw three the other day... they looked like ice worms, except slightly thicker and longer.  "snow worms"  Huh
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Re: March 14, 2007, McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir
« Reply #2 on: 03/16/07, 08:20 AM »

No, I haven't, but maybe you can find out more here:

http://www.nichols.edu/departments/glacier/iceworm.htm
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Re: March 14, 2007, McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir
« Reply #3 on: 03/16/07, 09:10 AM »

a few pictures


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Re: March 14, 2007, McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir
« Reply #4 on: 03/16/07, 10:31 PM »

Now my day is complete...I now know I could survive on the Ice Worms if I lost my pack. Nice post!
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Re: March 14, 2007, McClellan Butte Northeast Couloir
« Reply #5 on: 03/19/07, 09:29 AM »

Thanks for the ice worm link, we saw a bunch of them yesterday morning. I also often see a small spider on the snow; small round body with longer front legs. Does anyone know what these are? I have wondered what they are eating out there in the middle of snowfields. Ice worms?


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