|Peak:||Mt. Massive (14er)|
|Route:||Standard East Slopes|
|Date of Information:||01/21/2013|
There was packed snow on the road to the trailhead but most vehicles should be able to handle it. We had not problem getting the whole way to the TH. There is a nice packed trail all the way to treeline. No need for snowshoes. Microspikes might help, but I didn‘t think they were necessary. Snowshoes would have been helpful crossing about 1/2 miles of snowfields just above treeline but a bit of post-holing might be worth not carrying the snowshoes 4 miles up without using them. It took us 2 hours to reach treeline from the car. The constant wind was miserable on Monday, and we only made it to 12,800 before turning around.
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