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Norman_Clyde

3 days on Rainier's West Side in May

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This is my idea:

Rainier via the quiet side. First day, up the W. Side road to St. Andrews Park or Tokaloo Spire. Second day, to high camp at upper S. Andrews Rock, or the base of Sunset Ridge, depending on destination. Third day, summit and a long day out. Ski descent preferred.

An ambitious team could consider a long first day to high camp, allowing an extra day should the weather not cooperate. Route options abound from this approach: Tahoma Glacier, Sunset Ridge, routes on the Mowich Face, Sunset Ampitheater Headwall Couloir.

I am free from early AM on May 22 until May 28. I can take any 3 day period within those 7 days. Most of this is weekdays, unfortunately for all of you working Monday thru Friday.

This trip is on the top of my list. If no one wants to join me, I'll have to settle for a few lesser Cascade and Olympic climbs instead.

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Sounds like a great trip, I know it is on the list of some one you might know also. I just might be interested... PM me if you want a young kid to tag along...Hope you are doing well and if you have forgotten who I am then just remember the long slog/bush wack on Challenger.

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I am open the middle to latter part of that week. PM me if you want another kid(college student) on the trip.

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There will be a group of four of us doing that side Memorial Day weekend. F-M probably come out Sun tho.

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