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Route  Conditions Information  Posted By   Posted On    Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2014-10-26  Northwest Slopes  Hardpacked/icy snow above the basin. Very windy and cold. Dry and easy hike up to the basin. xfmr_ema   2014-10-27  0     Edit Delete 
2014-10-18  Northwest Slopes  No snow until above the basin. Above the basin, snow up to knee deep can be encountered, but easily avoided. Gaiters are very helpful, as are poles and microspikes. mlayman09   2014-10-18  0     Edit Delete 
2014-10-04  Northwest Slopes  Snow from the recent storms filled in between the rocks on the upper mountain - as deep as mid shin for stretches. There was one set of tracks from yesterday, but today‘s traffic packed it in. Below treeline there was snow on the trail in places but never deep. You‘ll want a pole(s). I took microspikes but didn‘t use them. I do recommend taking them because the melt freeze cycle could make it more icy. MountainHiker   2014-10-04 4     Edit Delete 
2014-09-14  Northwest Slopes  No snow on trail at all. Trail a bit muddy in spots along the meadow before you hit the ridge line (and icy, if you‘re up there before oh, 9:30ish) but easily avoidable. Very windy and cold up top, so bundle up! gabsimonelouise   2014-09-14  0     Edit Delete 
2014-09-07  Northwest Slopes  We climbed Huron this weekend and it was completely dry. avonnahme   2014-09-08  0     Edit Delete 
2014-07-12  Northwest Slopes  As previously stated, trail is snow free. Made it to the upper 4WD TH in a new Forester. Rough road, would not attempt it with anything with less clearance. 390 is already a washboard, as usual. LetsGoMets   2014-07-12  0     Edit Delete 
2014-07-06  North Ridge from Lulu Gulch  Hiked Lulu Gulch route. There were a few areas of snow on northeast side of Brown‘s Peak but easily avoided. We had a nice glissade on the way down. Snow on ridge between Brown‘s Peak and Huron is limited to the east side of the ridge. The grassy slope up the north side of Brown‘s Peak has some very steep, loose, gravelly areas. We found it best to stay on the east side of the small creek where the rocks were more stable. glenmiz   2014-07-07 2     Edit Delete 
2014-07-05  Northwest Slopes  No snow on the route (just a couple spots nearby). The basin has lots of water in it, and the trail was muddy through part of the basin, the steps up to the upper slopes, and the first few switchbacks on the upper slopes. The rocks for the last bit were dry. We drove up the 4WD road, and at 7AM it would not have been too wet to walk across (maybe getting your feet a little wet). The creek crossing after the 4WD trailhead was doable with a trekking pole and a few well placed rocks. aweygandt   2014-07-06 3  3    Edit Delete 
2014-07-05  North Ridge from Lulu Gulch  Summer conditions on this route. 4x4 road was free of snow. We were able to drive to 11,600 to camp. The few snow fields on the route were easily avoidable. However, due to rain the previous evening, the ridge was slick in the morning but solid on the descent. Minus the final push to the summit, only passed two other climbers on this route. marit77   2014-07-06 1     Edit Delete 
2014-06-28  Northwest Slopes  I hiked Huron via the 4WD road and Northwest Slopes. Began at 6AM, was back to the car before noon. The stream crossing on the 4WD road, and the stream crossing early on the trail both required getting feet wet. The trail was dry until the basin. Snow was a non-issue, 50 yards to cross at most, and a couple of smaller patches that probably don‘t even rate a mention. Running water on the trail through the basin, had a frozen crust on top in the morning, and was muddy on the way down. There were a couple of iced over sections, heading out of the basin on the switchbacks, these were slick mud on the way down. The weather was perfect, a great day for a first 14er. HikerT   2014-06-28  0  3    Edit Delete 
2014-06-23  Northwest Slopes  Second climb of the season and definitely worth it! Somewhat later start than we thought but got offered a ride from a nice pair of hikers in a jeep to the 4WD trailhead (we drove a civic) and it saved some time. Nearly flawless climb, little wind (no more than 5mph, maybe a 10mph gust or two) and no snow except in the basin just above tree line. Two feet of snow left, max. Easy to walk over during ascent as it was frozen, post-holed once on the descent after snow started to melt. Summit was sunny and calm - perfect lunch break! Was my partner‘s first fourteener and he loved it (although I hope he doesn‘t think they are all this easy now...). Snowed on the way back down and sleeted while walking the 4WD road back to the car but not an issue at all. Had to get our feet a little wet crossing two streams, but it was so warm out it didn‘t matter. Great climb to help start the season for me . gingernaughty   2014-06-24 2     Edit Delete 
2014-06-22  Northwest Slopes  Left Winfield at 6am. Road was in good condition to the trail head. Saw two stock Subaru Outbacks at trail head. Trail was in great shape all the way up to the basin. Basin had some snow fields, however it was simple to walk over with hard frozen snow. On the way down the snow field was softer with minimal post-holing. Great day for a hike with beautiful views. maxchmielewski   2014-06-23  0  1    Edit Delete 
2014-06-15  North Ridge from Lulu Gulch  My partner and I hiked up the 4WD road to the 11,400‘ trail junction. At the trail junction we stopped because the road left up Lulu Gulch was covered by snowdrifts 10‘ to 15‘ high as far as we could see (not very far, maybe 100 yards). The snow was solid to walk on but we didn‘t feel like continuing on without microspikes or crampons. nlee13   2014-06-16  0     Edit Delete 
2014-06-14  Northwest Slopes  Great conditions - virtually no snow except a big snowfield in the basin at around 11,900 ft. We post-holed a few times, even before dawn when the snow was still mostly frozen, and it could get pretty wet as it starts melting, but it‘s manageable. No snow equipment needed. Finity   2014-06-16  0  1  Edit Delete 
2014-06-09  North Ridge from Lulu Gulch  The trail description for this route contains the following comment: Continue to follow the Lulu Gulch Rd as it curls around Browns Peak‘s north ridge and into the Lulu Gulch Basin. 0.3mi later you will reach treeline at 11,600‘. (CAUTION: If you are doing this route in Winter the 100yards after you leave treeline tends to be loaded with snow and can be avalanche prone, proceed with caution, one person at a time) Is this something I would still need to be concerned about (maybe more concerned about) if I went this week? I‘m pretty much into avoiding avalanche prone areas... Thanks~ wabahoye   2014-06-09  0     Edit Delete 
2014-06-01  Northwest Slopes  Lots of soft snow and postholing below treeline. Above treeline, the basin holds tons of snow, but it‘s firm. The ridge has some snow patches which are easily avoided. They‘ll probably be gone in 1-2 weeks. No snowshoes or traction devices are needed once one gains the ridge. esagas   2014-06-01 1     Edit Delete 
2014-05-03  Northwest Slopes  The road is still undriveable past Winfield. It is starting to thaw in some parts so should be better in the next couple of weeks. Snow conditions were perfect for skiing but got pretty wet later in the day. taradise   2014-05-05  0     Edit Delete 
2014-04-26  East Slopes  390 clear to 381 and beyond. first two river crossings are drivable - recommended unless cold feet get you off. A sick off road vehicle could drive up the road for a km but would be stopped by snow. The road will be much drier after a week or two of warm ambient temperatures. put the trench in and out to 10500 and then skinned. Good snow to the top of Huron via Lois Lake drainage. Started snowing around 1130, and storming on and off around 1300. Snow was in and out. snow above treeline did not thaw ~ 11,800. snow near TL rode nicely - top 5-10cms corn‘d, Pockets of wind deposit/ melt freeze reacted on dust layer. Clohesy Lake was still frozen when we crossed it about 1400, Trench was reinforced. snow on 381 mostly unsupportable. back at vehicles @ 1545 exactly 8 hr day freeinthehills   2014-04-27  0     Edit Delete 
2014-03-19  Northwest Slopes  Winter closure at Clear Creek Ranch where sign says 8 miles to Winfield. Drove a half mile past this sign and got stuck. Spent an hour and a half digging out. Firm snow and snowmobile tracks on road to Winfield. Sled and ski tracks to the gate at 10,600 thanks to Grimpeur and Josh on their ascent of North Apostle. Snowshoe trench up Huron. I will post a trip report in the near future. Mickeys Grenade   2014-03-21  0  4    Edit Delete 
2013-11-16  Northwest Slopes  My goal was to sneak in this summit effort between one storm that brought 6 inches and another forecast to bring 14 inches that night. I made it to the 2WD parking lot with no trouble in a RAV4. Someone else managed to drive to the gate and back without chains or getting stuck while I was out. The trail consistently had 6 to 12 inches of snow up to treeline was but was not difficult to follow. Above treeline its hard-packed and wind-blown. Enjoy. DynamicPursuits   2013-11-16 1  1    Edit Delete 

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