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Mt Rainier conditions

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Anybody been up to Camp Muir (and/or above) recently and care to share thoughts on conditions?

 

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From Stefan...

 

Yeah, the blog isn't very fresh because the first climbing rangers only

started last week. They'll be primarily hiring and bringing on the

seasonals, setting up trainings, schedules, and gear for the next month.

So there won't likely be very much information for about 3 weeks.

 

Muir is great. Keep an eye on the telemetry. Shoot for a period of solid

weather of 2-3 days. Conditions change significantly, daily.

 

It's all snow. Windchill averages about -5 to +5. Temps have been

consistently about 15 degrees during the day. Winds 5-40, west.

 

Expect the public shelter to be blown in with drifts of snow, so it's like

camping in a snow cave, cold and dark.

 

Expect the toilets to be loaded with snow and be prepared to dig them out!

I was up there about 3 weeks ago, and both scenarios was the case.

 

We'll get reports out as soon as we GET out!

 

So, the deal is, they're busy as hell right now so we're on our own pretty much. This is, as it should be I suppose.

 

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Glad you got a response. That's more than I can say for the last six or so emails I've sent him.

 

I wonder why that info didn't just get posted to the blog, since that would have taken the same amount of time?

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CascadeClimber, update your webpage! I enjoy reading your old TR's assuming that the domain name with your name is it~ The ones of you and Hannah always crack me up. More TRS!!!!

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