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[TR] Rainier - Gibraltar Ledges 4/5/2009

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Trip: Rainier - Gib Ledges

 

Date: 4/5/2009

 

Trip Report:

Great weather window... DPS,Z-man and I headed out to MRNP to join what we expected would be a plethora of altitude monkeys looking for a ripe banana after the monsoon.

 

After acting as Muir greeters and goodbyers (well wishers?) for the afternoon we met unexpected solitude save for 3 sliders looking for some wind buffed glaciers higher up the next days.

 

The next day we found ourselves alone on the upper mountain with 100 mile views, cool temps, unconsolidated powder/breakable crust/neve, and some light winds. Took a little longer than expected, but the banana was delicious and golden - much like our faces at the end of the 2 days.

 

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Gear Notes:

Sunscreen

 

Approach Notes:

Sunscreen

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Looks like the snow was fabulous up high!! I can almost hear the styrofoam screech from here. Nicely done!

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