April 15, 2001, Muir Snowfield
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
As RonJ reported below a good time was to be found on the Muir Snowfield from Pan Point to the base of Anvil Rock. Through the Golden Gates and Edith Creek basin was heavy. Everything looked and acted stable. A fair number of people were out, but more snowshoers than skiers. I spoke with a party who had attempted the summit. They started via the Gibralter Ledges, but abandoned it due to slab conditions below the ice chute. Then re-traced and tried the Ingraham Direct. 'Sketchy' for crevasses already. Wind and poor visibility turned them at 13K. Thanks for getting this Trip Reporting going, Charles!