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Muir Snowfield Ski Tour is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 4,635 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Skiing

Snowshoeing

Views

Scramble

Snow

No dogs

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Skiing the Muir Snowfield on Mt. Rainier The Muir Snowfield on the south-east flank of Mt. Rainier offers some of the longest ski descents in the Cascades during the winter, spring and early summer. Starting at Paradise at 5400 feet, backcountry skiers and riders can climb up to Camp Muir at over 10,000 ft and enjoy the broad snowfield as they carve turns down its moderate slopes back to Paradise. In the winter, the snowfield is often in the clouds on snowy days so pick your weather and routes appropriately. The snow coverage varies a great deal in the late spring and early summer. Two of the segments in this video were shot around the same time on two different years- one year where the snow was melting back early and well consolidated, the other where the coverage was similar to late winter with soft and even fresh snow conditions.

Essential back-country touring gear. Beacons, snow shovel and probe, plus the ten essentials. Best done during the spring when the snow is deep and consolidated.

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Robert Pulatie
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hike with luke ben carol and ran (xian) zan?

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Pat Demers
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So detail thank you for all these information we plan to go on april. This will help for sure

John K.
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Ross H.
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Vishnu I.
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Ross H.
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Hongtao Sun
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Ross H.
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Sudhashri Gholkar
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Danny Haley
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Jared Black
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Michael Schoenheit
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Jennifer B
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Todd Dail
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Hilary Hayden
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mark hadland
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Matt DeBartolo
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W C.
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Matthew Cleaver
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