|Peak:||Fletcher Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Information:||11/02/2013|
Unfortunately, I know this update on Fletcher Mtn. will be wiped out by the storm that is about to bring more snow to the mountains, but I will still leave some beta.
The road to the Blue Lakes Dam was clear with minimal snow packed on the route. No snow at the parking areas at the dam.
I used microspikes at the beginning of the hike. As I moved higher into the valley, at around 12,300 ft., I switched to snowshoes for the rest of the way, all the way up to the summit. The snow was over 2' in the flat parts of the valley. So snowshoes are a must. I did not use the crampons or axe I carried on my bag.
The snow coverage along the ridge leading to the summit and the summit itself was not as bad, as you could see the wind had stripped away the snow.
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