Snowline on Vivian Creek Tr?

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    • #2753
      Alan H
      Participant

      Anyone been on Vivian Creek Trail lately that can comment on what elevation the snow starts and how the conditions are up towards San G? Would you suggest snowshoes for summiting or are spikes/crampons sufficient?

      Thanks and happy hiking!

      Alan

    • #2767
      shawnsisler
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      You would definitely need snow shoes, crampon, ice ax and microspikes because there is a variety of conditions. The snow is mostly soft by mid day. But freezing temperatures over night and in higher elevations makes for very icy conditions in the morning, near the peak and in the shaded areas.

      Always be careful when hiking in the snow because it can seriously hurt you.

      The Vivian Creek Trailhead has a almost a foot of snow still and currently the parking lot road is closed.

      SGWA volunteer

    • #2768
      Hike2summit
      Participant

      You mean the parking lot next to the trail or the whole parking lot area?

    • #2769
      Hike2summit
      Participant

      You mean the whole parking lot is closed or only the parking lot closest to the trail?

    • #2770
      Alan H
      Participant

      Thanks for the info! Can you (or anyone) confirm if there is any available parking down the road at the Momyer Creek TH?

      Thanks,

      Alan

    • #2771
      shawnsisler
      Participant

      The Falls Rd is closed which is the last 1/2 mile to the Kiosk and Parking Lots.

      Here are some pictures from Friday 03/01:

    • #2772
      shawnsisler
      Participant

      The next closest legal parking is Momyer Parking Lot. It doesn’t have a legal trail to Vivian Creek Trailhead and hiking the Valley Of The Falls Dr road can be dangerous because of snow banks that are very close to the road.

      Another note is the Momyer Trailhead creek crossing is very swift and I wouldn’t recommend small children try crossing it until most the snow above has melted.

      SGWA volunteer

    • #2776
      Alan H
      Participant

      Thank you again, Shawn! This is exactly the info I was looking for. Much appreciated!

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