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  1. Some climber friends and I from New England are planning on visiting the cascades for a week of climbing in the middle of August. Currently we are bandying about which routes to tackle, and two that we are looking at are the Palmer Glacier/Hogsback route up Mt. Hood, and the Tahoma glacier route up Mt. Rainier. Has anybody ever climbed these in mid-Aug? Are they do-able at that time? If so, what are the glacier surface conditions like? I.e., is there sufficient snow cover on top so that you can still navigate across them easily, or are the crevasses so opened up by that time that you have an impossible route-finding nightmare? Thanks, Andy
  2. Some climber friends and I from New England are planning on visiting the cascades for a week of climbing in the middle of August. Currently we are bandying about which routes to tackle, and two that we are looking at are the Palmer Glacier/Hogsback route up Mt. Hood, and the Tahoma glacier route up Mt. Rainier. Has anybody ever climbed these in mid-Aug? Are they do-able at that time? If so, what are the glacier surface conditions like? I.e., is there sufficient snow cover on top so that you can still navigate across them easily, or are the crevasses so opened up by that time that you have an impossible route-finding nightmare? Thanks, Andy
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