|Peak:||Eagles Nest A (13er)|
|Route:||South ridge via Piney Creek|
|Posted By:||Matt Lemke|
|Date of Information:||06/17/2012|
Great climb! Trail up to basin below Kneeknocker Pass is snow free but muddy in spots. Beautiful camping in that basin! Basin itself snow free and the way up to Game Pass is also snow free. Descent off other side of Game Pass has some remaining snow but can be avoided. The west slopes (you must pick the correct gully as said in Scotts' SP description) is snow free and the south ridge is snow free.
Traverse to Powell looked snow free. Windy but beautiful day.
Cliff Lake (below Eagles Nest) was still frozen. Bubble Lake was 100% thawed. Backside of Kneeknocker Pass (Black Creek side) was still snow covered requiring axe/traction. Piney side of Kneeknocker was snow free. PM me for any more details.