Overall, the trail is in great condition. There is 1-2 inches of snow on ~40% of the trail, however, the trail is dry all the way from the start to the tree line at which point, plenty of previous hikers have made nice post-holes for you to place your feet. My advice is to start early in the day to avoid slush while ascending. Trekking poles are recommended for descending snow. The majority of snow exists from the tree line to the saddle. Snow is spotty from the saddle to the summit, but is solid and only 1-2 inches. Waterproof boots and spikes are advised given warming afternoon temps. Snowshoes are not needed. The summit itself is in terrific condition and almost entirely clear. The weather on this day was excellent (high of 48F with 5-10 mph winds). I used a long-sleeve running shirt, cap, gloves, and running pants for an ideal dress code with a packable down jacket for the summit. Sept. is always the best month for 14ers - no storms!
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