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JERRY_SANCHEZ

Mt. Rainier

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We tried. We made it to 13,000 on the Emmons route. Conditions we're pretty good. The route had a thin layer of firm snow with ice in patches, but not too bad. The route had a lots of small crevasses down low, but most we're well wanded. The route wonders a lot. A bunch of groups made it. The weather started comming in at about 7:00am. It looked to be getting bad, so we turned back, but it cleared up in the end.

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my partner just cancelled for tomorrow. anyone out there willing to drive and do Rainier tomorrow and wed, for gas money?425-6031406

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Does anyone know anything about the conditons on the Tahoma Glacier route?

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I scoped it out with binoculars from the highway between Elbe and Ashford this past Thursday. It looks solid/smooth. A couple of small crevasses near the top of The Sickle if you're planning to go that way. Of course, the approach is still a bitch! WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO OPEN WEST SIDE ROAD???!!!

They say it's safe enough for a shuttle bus ("someday") but not safe enough for personal vehicles. BS! They close roads and then gripe about Paradise being "too crowded" and their favorite cliche: "loved to death". The Tahoma is one route on Rainier where I wouldn't feel the least bit guilty ignoring registration requirements. Flame suit on...

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