|Peak:||Clinton Peak (13er)|
|Date of Info:||05/10/2020|
Road clear to parking at reservoir. Snow starts as soon as you leave the parking, but don't bother skinning. There are several water holes you have to navigate around (ie pic1) and the road is an utter mess until you leave the woods (about once you're underneath "east northstar").
Continuous snow from there to summit if you want. I brought my splitboard but ended up booting car to summit, the snow was super firm at 530am.
Imo Clinton is past it's prime for a ski. Unless you're taking the East chute that pops out east of the summit, the terrain is bleh and the effort isn't worth it. I ended up dropping off the summit 400' towards mcnamee before switching back to booting up. Snow was still very very firm at 9am. Booted up McNamee, skiid ridge towards traver, booted up that, skiid down Traver's SE face all the way back to the road.
530am start, 7am wheeler lake, 9am Clinton summit, 10am mcnamee, 1030 traver, noon back at car.
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