"Silver Peak"  
Condition Updates  
Route: Via Swift Trail
Posted On: 2019-11-10, By: Tornadoman
Info: Accessed the Swift Trail after about 1/2 mile on Rainbow Trail. Rainbow Trail mostly dry, Swift trail is mostly snow covered. Trail has a great pack all the way to the lower Lake of the Clouds. From there we booted through 6-12 inches of snow (a few deeper postholes where snow had drifted around some rock sections), to the ridge. With 4 of us we put in a bit of a booter, although maybe not the most direct line as we weaved around some, and also went up and over a couple minor rock obstacles. None of us used snowshoes or traction, although some folks would probably like spikes. Almost completely bare from ridge to summit. 
Route: Southeast Slope
Posted On: 2018-04-28, By: desertdog
Info: I climbed from the Gibson Creek TH, then the Rainbow Trail to Swift Trail to Lakes of the Clouds trail. The upper approach trails have some snow, but it was boot packed. Snowshoes not needed. Hike on the north side of the first lake and continue west. Look for the low point to gain the ridge. You may need snowshoes once past the lake. I did on the way down. Once on the ridge head north. You will boulder hope a little then hit Silver's grassy slopes. You can climb some snow fields on the slopes or avoid them to the summit. 
Route: NW Ridge
Posted On: 2017-12-05, By: Santanoni
Info: A word of caution, the little North facing couloir on Silver Peak that leads to the summit had an avalanche sometime before I was there on 11/26. Much of the upper slab remained in place. If it gets covered, could make for an unseen hazard going forward. 
Route: Gibson Creek Trailhead
Posted On: 2016-07-23, By: JasonKline
Info: Snow-free summer conditions. 

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