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Backcountry skiing in Grand Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington
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This is a gallery of images 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. The photos are from a backcountry skiing trip to Grand Park, on the north side of Mt. Rainier National Park.
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from June 30, 2003:
Grand Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, May 30, 2003
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FS 73
FS 73
Skiing up through dense trees
Skiing up through dense trees
Grand Park: Sourdough Ridge
Grand Park: Sourdough Ridge
Grand Park: Mt. Fremont and Little Tahoma
Grand Park: Mt. Fremont
and Little Tahoma
Grand Park: Skyscraper Mountain and Mt. Rainier
Grand Park: Skyscraper
Mountain and Mt. Rainier
Grand Park: Mt. Rainier
Grand Park: Mt. Rainier
Grand Park: wide shot
Grand Park: wide shot
Charting a course to the dead trees
Charting a course
to the dead trees
Following a course to the dead trees
Following a course
to the dead trees
Andy in glades
Andy in glades
Andy in glades
Andy in glades
Andy follows snow-filled creek
Andy follows snow-filled creek


Photos by Charles Eldridge

Associated trip report: Charles and I were hoping for a nice tour of Grand Park in sunshine and warm temps with perhaps a trip to the summit of Mt. Fremont or Berkley Park. We parked about a half mile short ot the trailhead on FS 73 where the road was still blocked by snow for our low clearance car. The snow coverage in the woods is still good. Upon reaching Grand Park, pollen or whatever that black gooey stuff is began building up on our skis, really slowing them down. Curious this stuff would get on our skis more while skiing in the open in Grand Park, rather then in the deep woods. We stopped several times to clean our ski bases. About midday dark clouds moved in. It began to drizzle, then rain. Then the fog moved in... So much for the mostly sunny, chance of showers forecast. We got as far as Cold Basin before we were too wet to continue. It was fun to cross Grand Park in dense fog and rain on a compass bearing and end up just where we planned. The snow surface was fairly firm and would have provided great touring if it wasn't for the pollen.
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