September 29, 2016
The leaves are changing in Washington and the freezing levels are dropping to 5,500 feet by Saturday. This can only mean one thing, fall has come to an end and it’s time to start preparing for winter. Our last climb on Disappointment Cleaver, led by Justin Merle, topped out this morning. Five-star job to Justin and his crew.
A route/Muir take-down party has been assembled and all the gentlemen will be working diligently over the next couple days to tuck Rainier in for the winter, or at least until our winter seminars, avalanche courses and ski trips fire up. Here are a few shots of the changing season. Stay tuned for an official Rainier season wrap-up blog and the final photo of the 2016 summit board, it is packed!