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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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Avalanche risk for Jan 16, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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