Peak:  Clinton Peak (13er)
 Route:  Combo Clinton/McNamee/Traver
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  gorshkov
 Date of Info:  08/12/2019
 Date Posted:  08/13/2019
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As JQDivide states, there is still a lot of water on the road. It is often avoidable by going through the willows, but you will get wet either way. I was very happy to be wearing waterproof over-the-ankle boots. Also very glad I had trekking poles. There are a few snowfields above Wheeler Lake, and they're low-angle and avoidable. That said, at 7:30 AM, they were in the sweet spot (soft enough to kick steps in without traction but not so soft that I postholed), and it was usually easier to go over the snowfields than across the talus. There is still a big snowfield with a cornice under the ridge between Clinton and McNamee. The ridges themselves are completely free of snow.



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