Here are some pictures (all by Mike) of the trip I took over the Memorial Day weekend (1999) to Quien Sabe Glacier with Mike... This trip was great, with the weather starting out awesome, going to whiteout up on the glacier, and then puffy backlit clouds for sunset... That night, the wind kicked up around midnight and gusted into the forties for most of the night. Then around 6 the next morning, all is calm, sunny and warm again! We had planned on spending 3 days up on the glacier, but the weather was beginning to change again on Sunday afternoon, so we came down a day early. Still, the views were spectacular, as were the frequent slides. One avalanche off of Johannesburg was so strong it stopped only a couple hundred yards from the car at the second gate on the Cascade River Road.
On Sunday morning, we set out to climb Sahale. The glacier was hard and fast on crampons. We made the saddle between Boston and Sahale in about 90 minutes. Once up in the saddle, the nice warm sun along with the constant wind the previous night conspired to make me sleepy, so I hooked in to a picket and took a nap. Mike went a head and went to the summit of Sahale which was severely corniced. Another team was on Boston, so once the sight-seeing was over, we went back down to the camp. Since it looked like more weather was moving in, we went ahead and bailed for pizza and beer later in the afternoon.
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