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Wilsons Conditions

Postby Markwise » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:18 pm

Hey all. My group is planning on Mt. Wilson, and possibly Wilson Peak from Rock of Ages tomorrow. We are wondering if anyone who has been up there lately might have the latest on the snow conditions, particularly thinking of Mt. Wilson's North side. We have traction gear with us if necessary but would rather not carry it if the routes are dry.

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Re: Wilsons Conditions

Postby MonGoose » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:45 pm

I'll be in this area in the next few days from the Kilpacker side of the peaks. Judging by the most recent trip report, I assume there won't be much snow but I'm certainly interested to hear from anyone who has been there recently.

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Re: Wilsons Conditions

Postby Minstrel Max » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:22 am

I'm hoping for some updated conditions as well. Heading there to hike Mount Wilson (my dad's 54th!) next week and was wondering if we needed to bring ice axes to cross that high gully that usually has snow. Looking forward to the reports.
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Re: Wilsons Conditions

Postby mtndude3737 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:30 am

My son just climbed Mt Wilson last weekend from the Kilpacker side. It was a bit rainy, but very low snow conditions. They said they could have left their ice axes at camp.
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Re: Wilsons Conditions

Postby Tory Wells » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:45 am

The San Juans had a very low snow year. When I hiked Wilson Peak three weeks ago the snow was all but gone.
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Re: Wilsons Conditions

Postby Markwise » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:03 pm

Update: we did both Wilsons over the last two days and there is no snow near any standard route.

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Re: Wilsons Conditions

Postby Minstrel Max » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:32 pm

Thanks for the updates. I figured that was going to be the case this year. Good to know I can leave the ice axe at home and not wish I had it, even for a 35' snowfield traverse.
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