Snow conditions are wildly variable, and unpredictable at this time. You can be sure of five things: that winter days are short; that it will be cold, at least at night and at higher altitudes; that snow presents problems with traction and flotation; that winter is the stormy season in Southern California; and that a winter storm high on SG is a very serious matter. One day, two or three? North side or south side? Early, mid, or late winter? All are important variables. Ranger Dave used to give advice on winter ascents on this forum. If you don’t have snow experience, it would be better to gain experience with trips less ambitious than a full ascent of SG. If you don’t have snow training, a one-day snow travel course.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by Ed.