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    Overnight on Mt Rainier (photos)

    Coil, Zugcat, Jackleberry and Myself really wanted to play in the snow and take the new pulk sleds out to play. So the 4 of us met up on Mt. Rainier, purchased our permits and parked at Paradise. We snowshoe'd a few miles into Reflection Lakes and made camp.. It was nice and clear on the way in and ran across many people that were interested in the sleds and how well they worked (Made me happy). It got pretty windy as we were setting up but luckily it faded out later in the night. Lows temps were around 20 degrees and we got 1-2 inches of new snow. It was a fun evening of scotch and jokes before crashing out..

    This was Jackleberry's and my first time up on Rainier.. Beautiful place.
    Much closer than I expected it to be.

    View from our camp


    Coils setup (Superfly)



    My Setup (Gargoyle Skylight tarp)



    Zugcats Setup (Camo Superfly)




    Jackleberrys


    A fox visited our camp (Saw one Saturday evening looking at us)




    Getting ready to hike out
    Last edited by Gary_R; 02-20-2013 at 10:34.

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    Overnight on Mt Rainier (photos)

    Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!
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    Great photos! Wish we had some snow here in Georgia.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Wow great photos. Looks like a good way to spend a couple of days. Thanks for sharing.
    Good luck,
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    So that's why you didn't make the winter Wa hang this weekend
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugs View Post
    So that's why you didn't make the winter Wa hang this weekend
    Meant to but we took a wrong turn and ran into such pretty white snow........

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    Good looking country,,thanks
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    Glad to see you avoided the snow-blower this year.
    Good views!

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    Very cool, thanks for posting
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    A wonderful wonderland for sure.
    Bet that was just to fun.
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