As we approach the month of Juneuary here on Mt. Rainier our weather has done a 180. Monday was sunny with great corn skiing on the Muir Snowfield, now we are looking at breaking out the powder skis again!
Further, crevasses are going to be a increasing hazard. The recent warm spell produced significant melt on the mountain with NPS natural resources speculating that 2 meters of snow was lost. Lots of craks have started to open up and combined with this recent snow the possibility for thinly covered and wind-liped crevasses is very high. Be sure to travel in rope teams anywhere on a glacier.
The Climbing Rangers are still on the Mountain and Rainier is open for business. Come up and enjoy the weather.