Mt. Massive

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Mt. Massive

Postby JA_son27 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:20 pm

I will be hiking the SW slopes route from the upper N. halfmoon creek TH on the 13th, if anyone is interested I will be at the TH between 5-6am.
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Re: Mt. Massive

Postby davebks » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:00 pm

any idea of the conditions on massive? I was thinking of hiking this weekend. Looking to get some miles in my alpine gear.
i was thinking fletcher or North Star but Massive could be a good option as well.
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Re: Mt. Massive

Postby aconcagua08 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:29 pm

climbed the SW slope last Saturday. We grabbed a quick bite at Big Willies for dinner & made it up to the summit in a little over 2.5hrs to make it just in time for the sunset & then had a full moon descent. as far as conditions, the road isn't that bad getting up, as I drove my jetta up to 10, 200 ft & then hiked up a 1/2 mile or so to the TH. Ran into some snow ~12,800'+, but didn't need snowshoes or microspikes. Hope this helps & enjoy!
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Re: Mt. Massive

Postby JA_son27 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks for the update Acon!
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Re: Mt. Massive

Postby nilaoire » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:23 am

Thinking of doing Massive this week. How would an Outback do on the road to the trail head? 28 down, a lot to go. Thanks
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Re: Mt. Massive

Postby Average Joe » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:13 am

nilaoire wrote:Thinking of doing Massive this week. How would an Outback do on the road to the trail head? 28 down, a lot to go. Thanks


The dirt road to the standard route Mt Massive trailhead is in great shape - easily passable by any car. Not sure how the Outback would do if you are planning on ascending via the southwest slopes.
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Re: Mt. Massive

Postby JA_son27 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:54 am

There is a large rock about an .8 of a mile before the north halfmoon creek TH that your Suby would'nt be able to clear (Maybe it could but you can see for yourself). Before that the road is just washboard and small to medium sized rocks strewn about.
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