April 15, 2001, Muir Snowfield, Mt. Rainier N.P.
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
About 6 feet of snow at the Paridise parking lot and sunny weather greeted us on our somewhat late start to Camp Muir. Ego snow was to be had between about 9,000' and Pebble. Warming made the snow below Pebble more challenging. Bumped into Brent Hostetler grinning like a chessie cat on his way down at about 8,500'. There's still a lot of varied layers up there; far from a solid summer corn patch. The snow pack still warrants careful monitoring and consideration on each trip; especially Pan face and other steeper aspects.