|Peak:||Mt. Wilson (14er)|
|Date of Info:||07/19/2020|
Bring traction! Several large snowfields still exist and will likely remain for quite some time. Micro-spikes saved us a TON of time. You could potentially circumnavigate around the snowfields, but it will add significant time to your hike. Snow was solid before 7am and softened up a little after 9am when we were descending- however, it was still too hard to glissade comfortably. Our group tried hiking to the top of one of the first snowfields because it appeared we could cross on the rock at the top, but the depth of the snow along the rock wall prevented us from doing so. The steepness of some of the existing snowfields makes crossing without traction foolish. We were so grateful to have packed our spikes!
There is no (Verizon) cell service at the Kilpacker trailhead or the campsites in Kilpacker Basin. We did have service on both summits of Mt Wilson & El Diente.
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