Red Mountain C  
Condition Updates  
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2021-03-19, By: SionaRW35
Info: More windy than forecasted, and snowshoes are a must. We hiked from Hoosier Pass to the Pennsylvania Creek TH and we were in snowshoes most of the day. The crux just below the summit of Red Mtn requires crossing a slope that is a bit sketchy w/ the current amount of snow & slope angle. Ice ax might be helpful for this one 30 foot section. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2020-11-22, By: angry
Info: Hoosier Ridge, Red Peak A, and Red Mountain C in that order. Completed entire route in trail runners. Ridge is mostly wind blown and although there is some snow present, the amount is inconsequential. 
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Route: Fredonia Gulch
Posted On: 2020-11-05, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: FWIW, until the snow flies.... Basically summer conditions. 2-4" snow on the north ridge, just before the summit. 2-4" snow on the east side, just above treeline. Minimal snow on the west aspects between FS600 and the ridge. GORGEOUS DAY! Blue skies, no haze, little to no wind. Was a great reprieve from the issues of 2020 and the election uncertainties.  
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2020-11-03, By: Brian Thomas
Info: 99% snow free 
Route: From Pennsylvania Gulch
Posted On: 2020-06-28, By: moltar
Info: Only snow on last 200 ft to summit, totally avoidable 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2020-06-28, By: daway8
Info: Just one small band of snow that you have to go up between Hoosier Ridge and the summit - otherwise all other snow is off the trail. The one band of snow you have to go up has enough steps kicked in that traction wasn't needed. First photo is wide view of the snow band as seen coming from Hoosier Ridge. Then two closer photos. 
Route: From Pennsylvania Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-14, By: Kitten
Info: Mostly summer conditions, only one remaining section of snow on the south face. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2020-06-12, By: gpxguy
Info: Didn't hike, but took picture from summit of Hoosier Ridge. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2020-05-17, By: jasayrevt
Info: My girlfriend, Lisa, and I completed this route today. It had standard summer conditions with only two minor exceptions: (1) Cornice when ascending Red Mtn C. Manageable. Have microspikes and trekking poles at a minimum. We kicked real good steps (2) Assured afternoon post holing during your final section near the Hoosier Pass trailhead 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2019-10-13, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Mostly snow free - and what is on the route can typically be avoided if you wanted. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2019-06-30, By: shaunblair
Info: From Hoosier, dry ground down to saddle and up to shoulder. The shoulder to summit has a small snowfield to cross on western aspect. Top of snowfield has a small cornice and the snow is starting to heave/crack. Ridge proper (above snowfield) is dry rock, but be careful getting there. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2019-01-13, By: WildWanderer
Info: If you choose to summit Red Mountain after Hoosier Ridge start early so you can summit before the sun warms up the snow. There's a nasty section that requires an ice axe and crampons that becomes mushy when the sun hits it, making it impassable. After that short section it's a quick climb to the summit. 
Route: N Ridge
Posted On: 2018-12-15, By: eskermo
Info: Summit ski is in! From the summit to treeline is awful wind affected washboard riding, but we managed to avoid hitting any rocks. We had to unclip and walk a couple minutes to avoid skiing on a loaded cornice, but skiers could probably side step up and around to keep it continuous. Treeline down to the road had awesome, deep snow in the glades. Snowshoes at a minimum are necessary to get up this section. There were a few viable creek crossing options to get back to the road. We made our own further up the road on the ascent and took what appears to be the standard crossing lower on the road on the descent. There's a minute of hiking or so to get back to the road. The road and cutoff trail are well covered and packed down, but a fresh wax is highly advised to make your life less miserable  
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2018-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: From the trailhead to treeline pay attention! You do not follow the road all the way to the radio towers, instead hopping off the road at a curve. Once above treeline the route is obvious. You don't need to top out on every bump on the ridge, many can and should be skirted for time/ease. To get to Red Mountain and Red Peak you can wrap around the ridge's summit instead of going directly over the top, which will save a little bit of elevation gain. The white talus on Red Mountain is the steepest part of any of the three Hoosier Ridge 13ers and care should be taken when scrambling it. It's Class 2, but quite steep and quite loose. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2016-10-18, By: JasonKline
Info: The small amount of snow was only an inch or two deep and easily avoidable. 
Route: Via Boreas Pass w/ Hoosier Ridge & Red Pk A
Posted On: 2016-08-07, By: jasayrevt
Info: Clear and very nice enjoyable trip w/ reaching summits. Great, beautiful 13er mountains. This quality, classic route is a unique undertaking and lightly traveled. Prime, excellent, and bluebird summer conditions up high for navigating slopes and ridge line extremely well. Trail runners and light pack were good. Climb safely / swiftly in the hills folks. Pictures included as beta 
Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2015-04-25, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: I've skied the northern trees of Red several times and had some great days there, so after hearing the recent storm caked Red with snow, I decided to yet again ski a peak in my backyard. Drove to 10,300' and parked at the snow closure on the Pennsylvania Creek FS road. Started at 6:15am and skinned into Penn Creek on the snow-covered 4WD road. After about 1.2 miles of easy skinning, I turned right, crossed the creek and followed a 2-day old skin track south, up through the trees. The track had 6-8 inches of fresh powder but the entire area had about 15+ inches of skiable powder. The wind erased the track near treeline so I picked my usual line up the ridge. I sas able to skin all the way to the summit but on the last 600' I was getting blasted by wind and blowing snow. I had plans on getting a 360-degree pano from the summit but the 40mph winds and cold temps kept my camera in the holster. The storm and wind had created some serious wind-load on leeward slopes (as you can see in photo #6) so I skied down along the ridge/cornices and back down to the powder-laden ridge. Once in the trees, it turned out to be the best bc powder day of the year. Approx. 7.75mi RT and 2,900‘ of gain 

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