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Getting into the nieve penitente
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John Peterson
Feb 5, 2017
Getting into the nieve penitente  
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
Does Mt. Rainier often have them this large? Feb 5, 2017
No idea in general but this was in late July so that probably makes a difference. These were up to 3 feet long and a real pain to walk through. Feb 5, 2017
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
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I haven't climbed Rainier, or any other NW volcano, in decades, but I don't recall seeing anything like this (just some fairly oblate sun cups). Wow, three-feet high would be tough to walk through. It would be interesting to hear of anyone else's observations. Feb 6, 2017

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