Friday, May 16, 2008

Second Backcountry Ski - May 15

With warm temps (Seattle in the 70°s) predicted and avalanche danger on the rise, Sammy and I canceled our climb of the Tooth, and decided to do a ski tour up to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. The route only has one avy prone area at Panorama Point, but we knew we could avoid any issues with that. Snow was in good condition on the way up, but softened up a little too much for our run down at 3pm. Overall it was a good learning experience for both of us and we had a good time. It took about 5 hours to skin up and about 2 to ski/walk down. (I did the walking for a bit.)

On the way to Pan Point in the morning.

Skin track up the snowfield.

Panorama from Camp Muir from Goat Rocks to St. Helens.

Sammy on ski down.

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