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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 
2013-11-10  Northwest Slopes  I parked at the two-wheel drive trailhead at Winfield and hiked up the road to the trailhead from there. I do not recommend anyone take a four-wheel drive vehicle passed Winfield due to the amount of ice and snow covering the road. It doesn‘t seem like to me it is worth potentially sliding off the road to save a few miles on this hike. From the trailhead the trail is snow packed through treeline and slick in some spots. Traction was useful here. Above treeline the trail enters a basin that requires postholing to get through. I was glad I wore my gaiters through this section. On the upper slopes of Huron Peak it was a mix of rock and snow that I highly recommend wearing traction to climb up due to how slick some spots were. All in all I could not have asked for better trail conditions in November and recommend people take advantage of it before a major storm comes in and covers the trail with fresh snow. Dobbs77   2013-11-11  0     Edit Delete 
2013-10-25  Northwest Slopes  Trail has intermittent snow and ice, generally hard packed and easy to follow. Spikes were quite helpful. Amadisofgaul   2013-10-26  0     Edit Delete 
2013-10-22  Northwest Slopes  Had the mountain to myself today. There is patchy snow and ice starting from the 4 wheel drive road. Becomes pretty consistent starting from the trailhead and anywhere from nice packed snow (when I was actually on the trail) to thigh deep postholing above the basin. I wore my spikes all day. If anyone hikes this in the next few days, I‘d advise you NOT to follow the freshest (my) tracks above the basin because I pretty much went all over the place haha. Char7311   2013-10-22  0     Edit Delete 
2013-09-29  Northwest Slopes  Huron is mostly dry up to 12,200, then continuous snow to the summit. It is boot packed to the summit but you will need gators and microspikes as it is still deep snow and slick on the summit push. Beautiful day with very little wind. Fall colors are almost at the peak. mrschaible   2013-09-29  0  1    Edit Delete 
2013-06-24  Northwest Slopes  Route is in excellent shape. The trail / summit are clear of snow. For the road, I had to park in between Winfield and the parking lot (right before the water flows over the road). I have a Subaru Outback so the clearance isn‘t the best and I didn‘t feel like breaking my car on that mud hill that‘s there. But if your car has good clearance and you make it past that, you‘re free and clear! I met some cool people on the way up and hopefully we‘ll get to climb some more 14‘ers! climb4ever   2013-06-26 3     Edit Delete 

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