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blue Muir Snowfield

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3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -4,643' -1,415 m
High: 10,077' 3,072 m
Low: 5,434' 1,656 m

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Avg Slope: 23% (13°)
Max Slope: 35% (19°)
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Trail shared by Ben Stone

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A classic PNW summer shred.

Ben Stone
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
See restrictions on the Muir Camp Approach (Summer -> Late Summer)

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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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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May 26, 2019
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Ryan Sinit
3mi — 3h 00m
Mar 17, 2017
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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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