|Peak:||Sunlight Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||07/16/2011|
Chicago Basin is completely dry - as is the approach up to Twin Lakes. Once above Twin Lakes, there are some snow fields heading toward Sunlight and Windom, but they are all pretty low-angle and can be traversed w/o crampons. An ice ax might be useful for stability. The standard route on Sunlight is dry except for a small snow patch at the crux below the chimney. It does not pose any danger though.
To gain Windom's saddle, you can ascend a snowfield or you can stay off to the left on the rocks. The ridge to Widom's summit is dry.
The approach from Twin Lakes toward the Eolus group is dry, but to access the "ramp" that heads toward the Eouls/N. Eolus saddle you will encounter a significant snowfield that requires an ice ax at least and possibly crampons or microspikes. My advice would be to have the ax/spikes/crampons handy for most of the time up to the saddle as the snow will be there for awhile.