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 Post subject: Camp muir 10-17-12 first pow of the season
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:47 pm 
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So I ended up going to Rainier solo yesterday. There was snow in the paradise parking lot when I got there at 9 am, and up to a foot deep drifts on the trail up to pebble creek. Absolutely gorgeous day, mostly blue with scattered clouds, and a nice temp. It was really clear, could see Adams, St Helens Hood and Jefferson. Snow was wind effected but still soft and smooth. The bath tub sized suncups were almost completely filled in. Still variable because of the wind, but there was nice ribbons of pow to be had.

I met up with some skiers touring about half way up the snow field and ended up riding down with them. Super cool heads. We were the first ones to the camp, and saw quite a few others headed up on our way down. Got just over 2800' vert of turns. Capped off 12 months straight of riding at least once a month for me.

This is a video Carl (one of the skiers) got. I got some video too, I'll probably throw something together shortly


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 Post subject: Re: Camp muir 10-17-12 first pow of the season
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:07 pm 
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it was some dangerous for crevasses? :roll:

however, was already a good trip :headbang:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:30 am 
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Sick! Way to get it.

Funny. I just watched the viddy on tay. Was wondering if that was you due to you post in the partner section.

Zack and his girl are aaesome. Cool you hooked up with them.


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Very cool to see folks riding some real mountains and real snow. (Been inundated with short clips of short runs on manmade snow lately). The music at the beginning was super dramatic, I kept thinking a shark was bound to jump up out of the snow and grab someone.

Stoke+1

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 Post subject: Re: Camp muir 10-17-12 first pow of the season
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:48 am 
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GiulianoPhoto wrote:
it was some dangerous for crevasses? :roll:

however, was already a good trip :headbang:


No the muir snow field is really mellow, it had a couple cracks last month, but nothing you couldn't walk over.

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Sick! Way to get it.

Funny. I just watched the viddy on tay. Was wondering if that was you due to you post in the partner section.

Zack and his girl are aaesome. Cool you hooked up with them.


Thanks, They were awesome, it was cool to link up with someone I didn't have to wait for. Having just moved up last October, its been hard to find anyone to ride with. I get it, Its hard to let a new guy in, and most of the partner sections are all newbies. Hopefully this year I'll meet some more people who like to get after it.

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Very cool to see folks riding some real mountains and real snow. (Been inundated with short clips of short runs on manmade snow lately). The music at the beginning was super dramatic, I kept thinking a shark was bound to jump up out of the snow and grab someone.

Stoke+1


Hehe, snow jaws was lurking

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 Post subject: Re: Camp muir 10-17-12 first pow of the season
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:51 am 
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Oh yeah, and next week looks like we'll have more fresh turns, and may have a base to work with up here...

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... it=0&lg=en

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:58 am 
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Cool first pow stoke! :thumpsup:

The snow's creeping down the coast. Hood's starting to don his winter coat. 85 days with no precip, and it start's up with snow! :guinness:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:39 am 
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Nice stoke! And a very nice start to your season, as well as getting your TAY.


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 Post subject: Re: Camp muir 10-17-12 first pow of the season
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Thanks Jefe and CR Looks like some deeper turns are in store shortly :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Camp muir 10-17-12 first pow of the season
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PLEASE wait til the weekend so I can go. Im dying to get out...


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