|Peak:||"Electric Pass Peak" (13er)|
|Route:||From Cathedral Lake Trailhead|
|Date of Info:||11/15/2019|
Road clear from Ashcroft to dirt turnoff, then the road is icy. Trail is very icy until treeline. The willows are full of sugary snow someone postholed 12 inches at a time in for about a mile what looks like a few days ago. I tried to pack down their posthole trail with my snowshoes in the afternoon. Microspikes not needed in the morning, but necessary in the afternoon. I wore spikes to treeline and snowshoes to the ridge. Trail ended in the basin due to snow so this class 1 hike became a class 2 hike. Ridge varied from bare to areas where traction was very helpful, so I kept my spikes on here as well. Lots of mixed conditions all over this hike. I brought an ice axe (and I'd recommend it) but didn't need it.
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