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Wired_Knut

Snowfield Conditions ???

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Anyone been up to Camp Muir in the last couple days? I would like to get out for some turns on Friday and can't decide which skis to take.

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Wotan was up to 8,000' above VanTrump yesterday, and said the snow was "good but not corn" (in advance, he had thought they might find corn).

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Snow Conditions at Paradise (up to about 7500 feet)

 

- Heavy Snow coming down, intermittent but mild winds.

- 8-18" of new most places. Mostly mildly windpacked powder (shattered crytals) with evidence of moderately high winds from the Northeast above abo)ut 7000 feet.

-Soft slab formation (about a foot on leeward aspects), sliding relatively easily atop the frozen raincrust. Avy hazard might have been considerable on these aspects but things seemed pretty stable elsewhere.

-Cooling temps.

 

Met a couple of guys headed up to Muir in pretty heavy conditions for an attempt on the Nisqually Icefall route. Hope that climb goes well fellas...

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