Peak:  Clinton Peak (13er)
 Route:  Combo Clinton/McNamee/Traver
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  HikesInGeologicTime
 Date of Info:  12/23/2019
 Date Posted:  12/24/2019

Looooooooong approach, but nothing difficult - we put on snowshoes at the mill and kept them most of the remaining hike. The lake is frozen and covered over enough to be crossable, though going one at a time is a good idea.

Plenty of snow crossings on steep terrain above the lake. Taking the most direct route up to Clinton puts you onto a particular steep, powdery slope; a way to avoid this is via my descent route of a faint but present trail that goes up McNamee's slopes directly to its summit.

I only did Clinton and McNamee. My buddy went in to Travers and said that the descent along its ridge to the basin was full of unconsolidated snow on loose rock.

 Comments or Questions
Fantastic area!
12/26/2019 16:11
How long did it take you to do the whole trip? Curious as I was there in the summertime and want to come back. Also, which was did you go up to make it to the upper basin from Grizzly Lake?. Did you use the "gully " from the summer route or just hike up left of the lake until you reach the basin.
Any avy danger you noticed?. Thank you so much!. PM if you want to give me more details.

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