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Turns All Year backcountry skiing images from the northeast side of Mt. Rainier
Sunrise - Grand Park - Burroughs Mountain,
Mt. Rainier, Washington
On the northeast side of Mt. Rainier, between the Emmons Glacier and Winthrop Glacier, is perhaps the most extensive backcountry skiing terrain on The Mountain, with miles and miles of spectacular ski touring terrain as well as moderate to steep backcountry skiing runs. Sunrise, Sourdough Ridge, Berkeley Park, Granite Creek Park, Burroughs Mountain, and Grand Park are some of the interconnected areas on this shoulder of Mt. Rainier. Access from the highest road in the Park, to Sunrise at 6400 ft., usually begins in early July, but much of the good backcountry skiing melts out before then, and map readers can discover other access points for earlier spring skiing trips. These images are from backcountry skiing trips to the northeast side of Mt. Rainier in June and July. Waxless (fishscale) metal-edged skis work well in much of this terrain, allowing the free-heel skier the freedom to efficiently ski tour, ascend without having to use climbing skins, and enjoy telemark skiing descents.

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Backcountry skiing in Sunrise meadows
Backcountry skiing
in Sunrise meadows
Saddle between 1st and 2nd Burroughs Mountain
Saddle between 1st and
2nd Burroughs Mountain
Mt. Rainier over 3rd Burroughs
Mt. Rainier over
3rd Burroughs Mountain
backcountry skiing images: preparing
Preparing for skiing,
2nd Burroughs Mountain
Ski touring to 3rd Burroughs Mountain
Ski touring to
3rd Burroughs Mountain
Telemark skiing on 3rd Burroughs
Telemark skiing on
3rd Burroughs Mountain
Backcountry skiing in fresh June snow
Backcountry skiing
in fresh June snow
Telemark skiing into Berkeley Park
Telemark skiing
into Berkeley Park
View from Grand Park, with Little Tahoma
View from Grand Park,
with Little Tahoma
Mt. Rainier from top of 3rd Burroughs Mountain
Mt. Rainier from top
of 3rd Burroughs Mountain
Mt. Rainier and 3rd Burroughs tracks
Mt. Rainier and
3rd Burroughs tracks
Steep backcountry skiing near Sunrise
Steep backcountry
skiing near Sunrise
Randonee skiing, Sourdough Chutes, near Sunrise
Randonee skiing,
Sourdough Chutes
Burroughs Mountain backcountry skiing
Burroughs Mountain
backcountry skiing
Steep chute into Berkeley Park
Steep chute
into Berkeley Park
Backcountry skiing on nice corn snow
Backcountry skiing
on nice corn snow
Mt. Rainier backcountry skiing images : Happy!
Happy!
Sunset from Sunrise on Mt. Rainier
Sunset from Sunrise
on Mt. Rainier
Panorama of the northeast side of Mt. Rainier from Grand Park
Panorama of the northeast side of Mt. Rainier from Grand Park, with labels  (3777 x 456)

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Follow this link for more galleries from June backcountry skiing trips.
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