- Day 29 – April 19, 2016
- Muir Snowfield, Mount Rainier
- Vertical for the day: 9,000
- Year total: 581,000
A ski acquaintance likes to say this time of year is for “slaying volcanoes.”
With 90-degree heat in Seattle, the SkiZer headed to the high-alpine air of Mount Rainier and unsheathed his AT skies for an exceptional volcano-slaying adventure.
Starting at the Paradise parking lot at 9:30 a.m., SkiZer strapped on the skins and made it to Anvil Rock at 9,000 feet three hours later. It was gorgeous, with 50-degree temps, just right for a comfortable lunch break watching rockfall off the Northwest’s most impressive peak.
The ski down was a treat. Muir Snowfield is low-angle and expansive. It feels like the world’s widest intermediate run. Turn after turn carved nicely in the soft spring snow.
Rainier down. Who’s the SkiZer’s next volcano victim?