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|2013-06-24||Route: Burns Gulch
Info: Road dry to Grouse-Burns Gulch TH, and with careful driving modest-clearance cars can make the TH. All snow on the route is avoidable; no special gear required.
|2012-08-11||Route: Burns gulch
Info: Did the 4 wheel drive road up burns gulch and parked at about 11000 ft. Ascended burns gulch and did Niagra peaks noth ridge, then jones‘s south ridge and continued noth to the summit of American (American pie combo in the Gerry roach 13er book). Great fun route totally dry, no snow anywhere on the route. Descended back to burns gulch from jones/American saddle making a nice loop! A great way to do all the jones group in one fell swoop, it took my experienced partner and I 6 hours altogether with at least 45 minutes on each summit
|2012-06-10||Route: Standard from Burns Gulch
Info: Snow free
|2011-07-03||Route: Jones/Niagara Saddle from Snare Gulch
Info: Climbed Jones Mtn. and Niagara Peak . . . 4wd road clear and dry; no driving issues for stock 98 Tacoma through to Cuba Gulch TH; stream corssing easily crossed during warmth of mid day; Snare Gulch Road now closed to vehicles, Snare Gulch Road clear of snow to about 12k, spotty snow from 12K to end of road at lake; upper basin mixed snow and grass; saddle protected by snow . . . minimum of axe needed due to run out, Jones Ridge dry; Niagara ridge dry but for final 30 feet of low angle snow. Link to the link Trip Narrative on Climbing with Bob site for those interested in details and photos of route and conditions.