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December 15, 2001, Bullion Basin, Crystal Mountain

WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
Posted by Tim on 9/16/02 10:20pm
With forecasted rising freezing levels and a corresponding avy hazard, we decided to see what things were like in Bullion. Given the high winds the last few days we chose to stay on the south and west aspects and not drop off the back side. Found suprisingly good snow albeit a little windpacked in spots. Best stuff was below the high points (a bit more windpacked up high) and in the trees. Saw only 3 other skiers and a large group of Tacoma Mountain Rescue folks on a training exercise. Lucked out on the weather as it stayed cold and snowy all day although the winds really started to pick up again towards the end of the day.


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