|Year round and summer skiing photos : Pinnacle glacier, Tatoosh range, Mt. Rainier|
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|This is a gallery of photos which appeared on the Turns All Year home page in the past. Thumbnail images on this page can be clicked to view the full-sized photos, and lead into a slide show sequence for the gallery. On this trip three year round skiers went skiing on the Pinnacle glacier in the Tatoosh Range on the south side of Mt. Rainier. A sunny day, decent summer skiing on corn snow, and a cooling off pool at the bottom of the run - what more could any skier want?|
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|From September 11, 2001:|
The Low Season: Mt. Rainier National Park, September 9, 2001
|<< Ron, Jeanette, and Paul got in their September skiing on this little gem in the Tatoosh Range.|
Jeanette emerges from the cooling-off pool at the bottom of the run.
To increase the challenge of this short run, Paul decided to use just one ski.
A fall fashion show capped a perfect day on the slope.
|Photos by Ron Jarvis. To view all of Ron's photos from this trip, click here.|
Associated trip report: "Woe, we knew it would be bad, but?? Saddled with the seemingly (at this time of year with so little snow) compulsive obsession to maintain the streak of year round continuous skiing, we turned to the only decent patch of snow that recent recon hikes disclosed: the Pinnacle Glacier in Mt. Rainier National Park. Tucked in between Castle and Pinnacle Peaks on the north facing aspect of the Tatoosh Range, it only gets about 3 or 4 hours of direct sunlight a day and thus has held snow fairly well in comparison to our other South Cascade stashes. The added bonus is that it is about an hour from the car, compared to the two to four hour carries that are common this time of year. The obvious disadvantage is its size, about 300 vf. But what the hey - if you're climbing what you're skiing anyway, what difference does it make if it's one long climb or a bunch of short ones [easy rationalization this time of year, huh? :) ]. After all, 10 laps on a 300 vf run is 3,000 vf, right? So if there's any other "streak mongers" out there feel free to take advantage of our smoothing off the peaks of the suncups for you. Take your boot/ski crampons 'cause it's pretty firm and has not been softening up much during the day as you can see by the pics. Hope this little jewel helps you get through the fall without blowing your streak, too. Pray for snow."
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