Crystal Southback, best day of the season

WA Cascades SW (Mt Rainier)
Posted by fuzz on 5/28/20 10:09am

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No need in this post for my typical extended blathering on with self-deprecating comments and friendly jabs at partner (and human perpetual motion machine) Mike. 

Because it was a perfect day.  Except maybe for my attire, but that would be a matter of opinion. 

We were able to skin from the bottom of Quicksilver (just above the old midway lift station, for all you ultra-locals out there) and ski all the way back down to the same point.

Skiing was superb throughout -- snow was just this side of too soft.  East face of the King was sublime.  Run from the Throne to bottom of Quicksilver was just like a proper, legit ski run. 

Not a breath of wind.  Sat on the top of the King with shirt off for part of our lunch break. 

My favorite day of the 2019-2020 season, backcountry or lift-served.

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It was excellent day, I hit sheep lk couloir, peak above sourdough pass and joes badass shoulder each run stellar, things seem to be firming up well.

2020-05-29 04:24:02

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