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March 1-2, 2003, Paradise MRNP

3/1/03
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by Andrew Carey on 3/2/03 4:55pm
We climbed to about 8500 on Muir Snowfield on Sat with a hot, sunny bluebird day and fresh powder that just got deeper as we skied down.  Sunday weather changed back to winter, very low ceiling & winds, so we climbed Mazama Ridge to ski to Reflection Lakes.  On the way I skied the front of Mazama twice in really nice powder.  The back had developed a sun crust from Saturday.  My Karhu Pavos didn't want to turn--in fact they resisted turning so much the binding screws all came loose!  Skied to the lakes, climbed back up the bypass to ski the refrigerator (good powder) but then I had to ski down Steven's Canyhon road to the main road to Paradise ( cuz of the bindings).  Saw Dorothea & Gary & 2 others on the way to Cowlitz Rocks on Sat and Ron & Ingrid & Kim etc. on their way who knows where from Mazama. abc

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Andrew Carey
2003-03-03 00:55:34