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May 10, 2003, Camp Muir

5/10/03
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by scotteryx on 5/15/03 1:18am
Left the parking lot at 1015am this saturday morning and witnessed touron hell!

People toting up garbage can lids and stuff, like 12 of them!  

Witnessed a ton of randonnee and teleskiers carrying their skis as well, not sure why, maybe they forgot their skins at home?  

The sun stayed out all the way to Camp Muir, and then the clouds hit just as I got there around 1:30. Then it started snowing, and then the visibility turned to 30 yards, and then the flat light hit. Really pissed me off as there was so many lines that were untouched and as soon as I tried to ski them I had no depth perception.  

The snow was actually pretty sweet as far as the muir snowfield goes, the best ski down I ever had in fact. Then the lightning and thunder started, and we realized it was not the place to be.

Hauled ass down in 30 minutes stopping every once in awhile to navigate as the majority of the people turned back at that time. Even with Zardoz, I was having a hard time getting down below pan point because of them mashed potatoes.
It's a carnival for sure, and reminds me very much of Tuckerman's this time of year (except for the fact that you can ski from the parking lot, which make enduring the carnival aspect sort of worth it!).

It's a carnival for sure, and reminds me very much of Tuckerman's this time of year (except for the fact that you can ski from the parking lot, which make enduring the carnival aspect sort of worth it!).


Very True!

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