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JasonG

[TR] Plummer Peak - Standard 12/21/2017

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Trip: Plummer Peak - Standard

Trip Date: 12/21/2017

Trip Report:

 

I don't get to Rainier in the winter much, and I can see that I am missing out.  Last week, I had the fortune of getting out for a day in the Tatoosh with Tim while the family and I were down staying in the Park for a few days before Christmas.  And what a day it was! Several feet of dry snow, beautiful sunshine, and nobody around our intended destination- Plummer Peak.  Well, I should say our Plan B destination.  We had hoped to ski the Zipper on Lane this day, but stepping off the skis found us sinking to our waists.  No thanks!  Skiing off Plummer was a great consolation prize, especially since we had that whole part of the Tatoosh to ourselves.  I'm used to the crowds of the Baker backcountry these days so it was a treat to not have another ski track (new or old) in sight anywhere.  I need to remember to not look down my nose at the South Cascades!

 

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Lane Peak:

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Unicorn!

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Pinnacle Peak:

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Denman:

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Near the top of Plummer

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Lenticulars around Pinnacle:

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Pyramid Peak:

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Little Tahoma:

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Mackerel sky on the way back to the car:
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Gear Notes:
skis!

Approach Notes:
Park at the Narada falls lot and skin up to the old road. Ski along until you come to the first Reflection lake, then leave the road and contour SW

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Great TR & excellent landscapes. Your buddy in the mid-gound, Mt R in the background & stumps in foreground is a classic composition you just don't see that aften. Nice.

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Thanks Woodcutter, glad you liked the photos!  Even after all these years I still have a lot to learn about producing consistent, quality shots.  But that's the fun of it too, watching the incremental progression across my Lightroom albums....

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