|Peak:||Mt. Meeker (13er)|
|Date of Info:||05/18/2019|
Snow filled the entire way. very little, almost no ice. If you desire snowy conditions, this is the time. Firm snow underneath, wind loaded in places. The "cruxes" take some work clearing snow for dry tooling.
We traversed over to Meeker Ridge, icy and snowy in spots. We did it sans points, but snow/ice will prevent veering too far off the ridge.
Descent into loft via the ramp is steep snow (50 ish). Loft after entering on ramp is nicely filled in all the way to the Chasm Lake crappers. We rode our butt wagons most of the way down the loft.
No signs of avy - natural, fractures of wind slab, etc. No wet slides seen.
Photos: 1) approach from about Chasm lake level. 2) start of 1st choke after the apron. 3) top of first crux. 4) start of the business after the notch. 5) finishing off the steep climb at the top. snow filled pretty much to the summit.
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