October 11, 2012
September 30 marked the final end to the summer guiding season on Mt. Rainier. We had a great last three months, no rain and mostly sunny clear days through to the very last climb. We went over 80 days in the Northwest with no measurable rain this summer. The route remained very good into the late season due to the heavy precipitation we had in May and June.
On October 1 and 2 a team of six guides headed up to take down our Weatherport tent, package up the shelter at Camp Muir and shutter the building in preparation for the winter season.
All the guides are heading home or off on climbing trips, enjoying the fall season.
We’ll hope to see you back on Rainier this winter!