|Peak:||Clinton Peak (13er)|
|Date of Info:||04/05/2012|
The road to Wheeler Lake is 90% snow-covered, but if your threshold for post holing is average or better, snowshoes are not necessary. Gully to upper basin is snow-covered, and traction is helpful. Upper basin is 60% melted out. You can choose/avoid snow part way up Clinton, and traction is helpful if you select snow. If you go out of your way, you can take snow to Clinton's summit. Traverse to McNamee and Traver only requires minimal adjustment for snow. Ridge down Traver is not an issue. Good skiing apron from Clinton's summit to the upper basin.
Pic 1: The road in and an overview.
Pic 2: The Ridge to McNamee. More snow here than over to Traver.
Pic 3: Looking back at the route up Clinton.
Pic 4: Democrat.
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