Via Cooper CreekPosted On:
2020-11-01, By: supranihilestInfo:
The lower trail is a mix of dry and icy patches. About a mile or two in and it's all snow on the eastern side of the creek and largely dry on the western side. Snow is light crust with sugary garbage underneath. There's a couple of creek crossings and if possible you'll want to say on the west side of the creek, it's far drier. Eventually the trail takes you up the hillside to a large bowl between "Gudy Peak" and "Every Mountain", then continues up to the ridge. This section is all dry and gets steep. On the ridge you'll find superchoss and snow. We spent a lot of time side hilling below the ridge crest to avoid the snow on very, very loose junk. Eventually you can return to the ridge crest and then plod your way up the loose junk to the summit. Nothing harder than Class 2+ in current conditions. We wore trail runners but boots would probably be more appropriate. Ice axe and traction not needed.