April 22, 2001, Mt. St. Helens
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
It was a nice weekend that might have been better had the weather been more accommodating. Nonetheless we had a great ski. Most of us being more skiers than climbers, we turned at about 6300 once we got to the true boilerplate and the higher winds with the summit in the soup. Skied about a 100 yards of boilerplate and then found real smooth and creamy untracked all the way down to the bench before the creek crossing. And then the nice trail ski out to about 100 yards from the parking lot, with just a couple or three dirt patches to cross in between. Fairly steady snow on the mountain, rain upon return to the parking lot at Marble Mt Snow Park. There was some evidence of skier/rider triggered wet sloughs on east to south steeper aspects from the day before.