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December 22, 2001, Mazama Ridge, Mt. Rainier

12/22/01
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by ema on 9/16/02 10:32pm
Nice powder on the W-facing slope of Mazama Ridge above the road. All the snow up higher on Pan Point and further up on Mazama Ridge is wind-damaged. Dug a pit in a bowl on the backside (E side) of Mazama Ridge and found an rain crust like a sidewalk 1.5 meters down, but no layers with large crystals above that. It was starting to snow in the afternoon as I left, with little wind.

rick randall

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2002-09-17 05:32:49