February 23-24, 2002, Crystal Mountain Backcountry

2/23/02
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by ema on 9/11/02 9:05am
At Bullion Basin in the CM bc it was old refrozen snow on Sat and about 3" of oootah pow (thanks Utah; we didn't borrow that much) on top of a bearable crust on Sun. Spent the night up there helping out with the annual SM ski mountaineering course overnight field trip. Lots of work be did manage to get a couple of runs in on the glorious pow on Sunday. We had a couple of 3 and 4 RB failures on west facing aspects... there's still a faceted layer a foot or two down in that snow pack. Pics here for those that are interested.
cheers...

Ron Jarvis

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