sgladbach wrote:How were the conditions? Any photos; or do we need to wait for a TR?
Congatulations to all who attempted and/or summited.
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There was more snow down low than we anticipated, very powdery so snowshoes only helped break trail for those of us not using them. The trail, once you get to the small meadows after the turnoff from Brown's Pass, is sketchy and was lost - we decided to bushwack to the west slope - manageable but I'm sure with some more diligence we could have found the trail. Picked up the trail above tree line, but at this point it was easier to scramble up the slopes. It was very windy, very cold (teens). It took the "fast" group probably 5-6 hours to summit, and our "slower" group was an hour behind them. We RT'd in just over 10 hours, with plenty of breaks to adjust clothes, unfreeze water, fix microspikes and stare at the remaining task ahead.