October 26, 2012
The weather for Thursday was looking promising, so I called up my friend Scott to see if he was game to check out what the recent storm had deposited up on the Mountain (Rainier). After my trip up to Muir last week – and having to carry my skis to/from Pebble Creek due to no snow – we were delighted to skin right from the parking lot. We rose above the clouds around Pebble Creek and the powder kept getting deeper. We knew if the visibility held we’d be in for an epic run down. It was cold, the snow was dry, and there was no wind; pretty rare for late October. We lucked out and the visibility stayed good for a fantastic 2500-ft powder down to Pebble Creek. From there we had to put on the brakes and scoot through the snow-covered rocks, but we managed to ski all the way down to the parking lot with no core shots!
Not bad for October!