Route: Via Winfield/Virgina Peak, through to 13253
Posted On: 2020-09-28, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: 99.17% dry. ;) Some snow on west and north slopes of surrounding peaks, but ridge line from Winfield Peak through 13253 was dry, with a couple of teensy, nonhindering, patches of snow. BTW, if you love tundra ridge runs, this is not that. Rock, boulders, rock, and more rock lie between you and each peak (see Feinstein's TR). It is tedious. And it is worth noting, we found a way off 13253 that did not involve any class 4 down climbing. We were able to keep it at mostly class 2 with some short class 3 sections. We dropped off the ridge towards Granite Peak at ~12,800. Photo 1 - General pic of dry ridge conditions Photo 2 - Tiny bits of snow on the ridge Photo 3 - Snow on north and west aspects
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2019-07-28, By: supranihilest
Info: Completely dry. Lots of talus to deal with.