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10/28/2010 muir snow conditions

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just a little conditions note...


freezing level was around 6500, very overcast. intermittent precip 10:00 - 13:00, some wind. the road up is great, yet there's enough snow to be able to start skiing from the parking lot.


the snow was great! well bonded, though it did get quite velco-y by the end of the day. we didn't dig any pits, but there was no sloughing, and higher up (around 8k) we had some pretty loose powder.


a few pics:







the visibility got really bad after 13:00








a person named andres loaned me his beacon in the parking lot. if you're on this forum - THANKS!



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Did you make it to muir?

to the edge of it. we couldn't see anything, so figured that it would be no fun to try route finding down the field. i'm guessing the field itself would have had pretty stellar snow.

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