Peak:  Mt. Audubon (13er)
 Route:  North slope
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  cougar
 Date of Info:  06/07/2020
 Date Posted:  06/07/2020
 Details

Brainard Lake road still closed at winter closure, lot is overflowing there. Toilets still closed throughout area. The road is dry, except for a short drift at the bridge by Brainard Lake, and a couple tiny drifts beyond. Great for bicycling to the trailheads.

There's a lot of snow still in tbe trees that starts right about at the trailhead, typical for the area this time of year, but it's a solid bootpack and snow held firm enough through the day that I never postholed, but slipped a bit. Lots of ups and downs over huge drifts, normal this time of year, with water running between them. Switchbacks mostly dry. Summer conditions above treeline, especially past the Beaver Creek trail junction. Little to no wind today, mostly a gentle breeze, calm on the summit. Tons of people on the mountain and around the whole area. No need for any winter gear, although some of the climbing over drifts can be slippery steep and wet.

The other peaks in the area along the divide have lots of snow still, along with the basins. That snow will be around with good coverage for a couple more weeks at least. Saw one skier who went down the couloir.




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