Muir Snowfield

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3.8 Miles 6.1 Kilometers


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Ascent

-4,643' -1,415 m

Descent

10,077' 3,072 m

High

5,434' 1,656 m

Low

23%

Avg Slope (13°)

35%

Max Slope (19°)

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A classic PNW summer shred.

Ben Stone

Need to Know

CHECK WEATHER. White outs on the Muir Snowfield can be deadly as there are heavily crevassed glaciers and cliffs on both sides of the snowfield. Good navigation and sound judgement are encouraged. Also, Muir Snowfield itself DOES CREVASSE in late Summer / early Fall. Be carful and when in doubt, hug Anvil and Moon rocks on the upper mountain.

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See restrictions on the Muir Camp Approach (Summer -> Late Summer)
Enjoy a beautiful +4,000 ft. descent, making beautiful giant turns as you gaze out onto Adams, Hood, and Jefferson on a clear day. Try and not make the miserable post-holing mountaineers too jealous as you rip nice corn down a mellow and expansive slope, wide enough to lay down some epic turns. Be careful not to lose control though, as a slip over the cliffs above the Nisqually could be fatal.

Zip down to the Paradise parking lot at 5,400 ft, or as far as the snow will allow in the summer. By late summer / early fall, the snow line is usually around Pebble Creek ~7,400 ft, about 1-1.5 miles from the Paradise parking lot.

For more information, see Muir Camp Approach (Summer -> Late Summer)

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Mar 17, 2017
Nat D
Like skiing a parking lot, probably my fault for trying after a long warm cycles followed by a deep freeze. The uphill was fun, downhill challenging 3.2mi

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Minor Issues 28 days ago
Crusty above 9000 feet at around 11:00. Once the sun warms things up, the conditions were good slushy spring skiing conditions until we got back to the skyline trail area. Thats when the snow coverage was a lot more sparse and we ended up boot packing the rest of the way down. Leave early for a firmer and easier walk up so that you make to muir around 11. Then things can warm up for the trip down!
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