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Regional discussion and conditions reports for Washington and Oregon. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Pacific Northwest Climbing Partners section.

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:06 am

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Postby Brian Jenkins » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:41 am

I'd go August/September. It can still be rainy in July and buggy. By August the bugs are dead and the weather is more stable. The rains don't generally come until October/November so September is usually great.
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Postby dskoon » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:39 am

While Sept. can be spectacular,(if you can come then), I'd go with mid-July into Aug. for the trip you've suggested. Also spectacular, especially as the snows melt up high.
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Postby billisfree » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:05 am

summer - after the snow melts at the 6,000 ft level
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Postby Moni » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:48 am

August and September
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Postby oldandslow » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:44 am

From the middle of July to the middle of September the weather in Portland and Seattle tends to be fair--morning clouds in Seattle. On the Oregon coast summer weather tends to be cool unless there is an east wind blowing--often in September. At Mt Rainier most years the snow level would be ok for hiking around the end of July--give or take depending on the winter. The problem with September is that the wildflowers are likely to be done for.
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Postby EastKing » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:46 am

August. You can't go wrong from July to September though.
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