Peak:  Hoosier Ridge (13er)
 Route:  From Hoosier Pass
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  sunny1
 Date of Info:  03/28/2012
 Date Posted:  03/28/2012

Conditions are very similar to Eph 2 5s update 3/24. Except today, there was packed snow (super-highway) from Hoosier Pass to treeline.
Today did not use any traction or snowshoes, though carried both, stashed above treeline.
Minimal postholing without them.
There are a some snowfields above treeline that can be either avoided or crossed without excessive postholing.
Surprisingly dry up there.

 Comments or Questions

03/30/2012 18:22
thanks for the info, I think I may check that area out tomorrow


Additional Confirmation, if needed
04/03/2012 02:10
Went up to Silverheels on 3/31 on this route. I have to say--the conditions weren't too bad for late May! Was that you in the orange tent just above treeline at 7:45 or so, jsdratm?

Left the snowshoes at the trailhead; snowfield at treeline is so well-packed you shouldn't posthole at all. There was no unavoidable snow beyond that first packed snowfield.

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