Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier as viewed from Skyline Trail

Taken - August 24, 2009

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Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Aug 28, 2009 8:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Kathy,

what do you mean by "before my fall?"
Are you okay?

silversummit

silversummit - Aug 28, 2009 10:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Kathy,

Well, I slipped on the High Route and fell about 30 feet in the scree and sprained my ankle quite badly. With help from others I managed to recover my gear that went flying everywhere and hiked unassisted back down to Paradise. Quite a scare but I loved my hike!
The bruises and cuts are another story!

Thanks for asking! Guess I'll write this all up for a trip report.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Aug 29, 2009 1:30 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Kathy,

Thank God you're okay, aside from the cuts and bruises. You need to take it easy for a while and work on a trip report.
Looking forward to reading the details.



lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 29, 2009 9:39 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Kathy,

Hey Kathy:

I did the same thing several years ago on the Muir Snowfield.

Sometimes, you gotta pick up the pieces,
and the fond memories will show up later.

Looking forward to your trip report.

silversummit

silversummit - Aug 29, 2009 12:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Kathy,

Thanks! Still have to go to the ortho and take it easy at work (computer job).

It will be an interesting report!

silversummit

silversummit - Aug 29, 2009 12:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Kathy,

So you left some dignity and skin on a mountain too! Luckily I had a small snowfield at the bottom of the scree or I would have slipped all the way down to Paradise!

I still enjoyed Rainier tremendously!

WranglerX

WranglerX - Aug 31, 2009 9:42 am - Hasn't voted

Summer

Crazy how different Rainier looks in the later summer after all of the melting than in the early summer.
When I was there we could barely see the Gib. Rock and now you can see every rock imaginable...

silversummit

silversummit - Aug 31, 2009 11:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Summer

I'll have to look back at the spring pics. This was my first trip to Rainier and I definitely noticed all those rocks you mentioned!

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Sep 10, 2009 2:55 pm - Voted 10/10

I'm so sorry to hear that

Kathy, what a bummer! I hope your recovery is going well and that you'll come back and visit us in the PNW.

silversummit

silversummit - Sep 10, 2009 9:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm so sorry to hear that

Thanks for the well wishes! I'm walking in a boot which is fine and so much better than a cast/crutches. Rainier was definitely a little pain!

myrone

myrone - Sep 12, 2009 9:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome Picture!!

As always a great shot!....you're an awesome gal.
Hope your ankle is healing nicely and that you're soon able to resume your mountain endeavors.
All the very best to you,
Myrone

silversummit

silversummit - Sep 13, 2009 3:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Picture!!

Well, the upside of a bum ankle is having time to organize your trip pics. Thanks for looking at my pic!
Kathy

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