May 31, 2001, Nisqually Chutes, Mt. Rainier

5/31/01
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by Zap on 9/15/02 11:21am
We arrived at Paradise under sunny skies with a freezing level expected to reach 12,000 feet. Started skinning from the parking lot and set a track up Pan Face. Had to remove the skis to walk around the construction at the top of the Face. Continued to climb to 8200' and removed the skins at the top of the chute. We skirted the first entry point which had already begun to slough and entered the chutes for some high speed turns. The first 1500 feet were perfect corn. As we descended the surface became heavier and eventually slop. Plenty of coverage in the Chutes.

Zap

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2002-09-15 18:21:00