"K 49"  
Condition Updates  
Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2020-11-06, By: Jay521
Info: Patches of snow made the final few hundred feet interesting but other than that, a good one to get now before the next storm. 
Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2020-07-13, By: CaptainSuburbia
Info: Creeks were easy to cross. There was an avy debris field to cross on bushwack section. The ridge was totally dry. I descended northeast off the ridge and caught a glissade down to the talus pile. Snowfields on and off from there to lake. Contoured right at lake and connected back to the North Halfmoon Lakes trail just before it hit the Mt Massive Southwest trail for a nice lollipop. 
Route: West Ridge, North Ridge
Posted On: 2020-06-27, By: supranihilest
Info: The west ridge is a lot longer than it looks - it took me about 50 minutes one-way. It's all Class 2 but there's almost nothing but talus and it's basically all sidehilling and tedious. Totally dry. The north ridge descent isn't too bad until near the flat block at the end of the ridge. The rock is horribly loose but there's no scrambling. Descending down to the willows is ankle deep kitty litter and super duper annoying. There's tons of wet, marshy ground and willows to bash, and a few soggy but short snowfield crossings (a couple can be avoided too). At the creek I couldn't find a log or rocks so I just went down it until a trail appeared on the north side. A bit further was a narrow section I leapt across. DO NOT miss crossing to the north side of the creek! Staying on the south side puts you on the wrong side of a gorge which, to my knowledge, you can't cross over. I then meandered through the forest back to my track and then the trail. No surprises there. 
Route: Oklahoma/Deer/K 49 Loop
Posted On: 2018-06-24, By: JasonKline
Info: Other than one brief snow crossing below the summit of Oklahoma, snow was avoidable the entire loop of Oklahoma/Deer Mountain A/K 49 (including the tougher parts on Deer Mountain A). Ice axe and microspikes are unnecessary. 

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