Taylor Peak A  
Condition Updates  
Route: South Face and Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2020-11-06, By: supranihilest
Info: There's some snow and ice on the trail - not enough to warrant traction or boots (Taylor can be done in trail runners, Star canNOT in current conditions) but enough to require care as it's very slick. There are two icy creek crossings, neither too difficult. When we reached an ancient log cabin we left the trail and started heading straight north through the forest, which dumped us onto the massive talus field that stretches from Taylor to Star. Everything from here on is loose. We made our way to a strip of tundra that stretches towards the southwest ridge, then when that ran out made our way up very loose talus to the ridge itself. From there it was a Class 2 talus hop to the summit. If only doing Taylor return the way you came, if also doing Star steel yourself for the suck that will continue all the way up and down Star until you're back on the trail. Ice axe and/or traction not required or even useful, there's very little snow on Taylor. 
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Route: End of road 742
Posted On: 2020-10-30, By: WildWanderer
Info: Road was very icy in the morning, not too bad on my way out. The initial stream crossing was frozen just enough to be difficult. I found an easier crossing upstream. The second stream crossing was frozen over most of the way. I followed moose tracks across, confident if a moose could cross so could I. There was just enough snow all over the mountain to make this hike difficult. Once I left the snow packed trail the snow was sugary so I had to beware both of rolling rocks and falling through large holes hidden by snow. I didn't use traction. 
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Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2019-06-30, By: Grover
Info: A view of the conditions to the summit of Taylor Peak, from unnamed point 13,060. Snow and cornices on the east side still persist. Reached the ridge from the Iron Mine Rd., instead of Taylor Pass. 
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Route: Boss Lake Trailhead
Posted On: 2017-07-29, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Snow was easily avoidable. Not much snow on the Aetna Grand Couloir. There were a fair number of downed trees on FS230C leading to Hoffman Park, but it didn't take long to go around them. 

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