South Fork to Dry Lake to Grinnel – 4/2/22

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      hiker girl
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      South Fork Trail dry up to patchy snow near creek.  Patchy snow to the Dry Lake drainage, then more consistent but melting fast.  Winter trail still there; lot less snow than few weeks ago.

      Cross country to Grinnel mix of snow and burnout.  Many tree snags.  Snow was all nicely consolidated; only spot spikes were used was ascending a steeper snow slope.

      We came back along the ridge then angled down to pick up the now dry trail switchbacks.  One was more shaded/had heavy ice, so we downclimbed to the next one; the rest were dry.  The switchbacks did have several snags.

      Beautiful sunny, warm day with sporadic light breezes.  Great day; saw barely anyone down low and had most of the mountain to ourselves!

      • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by hiker girl.
    • #6016
      stbrnnr
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      Thanks for the latest conditions update, Hiker Girl.  Seems like a nice, alternative loop route.  If you climbed N-NE up to the ridge directly from DL outlet instead of heading N up the easier ridge out of Fish Creek Camp–right on, that looks steep, side-hilly and kinda grueling (judging by those topo contours)!

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