|2016-11-05||Route: East Ridge from Crystal Creek
Posted On: 2016-11-05, By: madadraw1
Info: 85% snow free on the way up. Light snow started when we were on the summit. There was a dusting of snow on most of the trail on the way down but got by just fine without any traction. Around 12.8K they mention to go around the right to avoid a rocky section. However, we went up the left side of this rocky section and it was not bad. Pretty stable / not horribly steep and a little more direct route.
|2016-06-30||Route: 4th of July bowl
Posted On: 2016-06-30, By: SnowAlien
Info: Despite the looks of it, Pk 10 still holds respectable amount of snow in the bowl and in the gully. With a short walk, I was able to ski from near the summit down to the car parked at Mercury chairlift. ~2+k vert
|2015-07-04||Route: 4th July Bowl
Posted On: 2015-07-04, By: SnowAlien
Info: Continuous snow from 13.5k (starts 100 feet below the summit) to 12.5k. Good corn, not sun cupped. Lots of people hiking and skiing the bowl today.
|2015-06-28||Route: NE face/4th of July Bowl
Posted On: 2015-06-29, By: AlexeyD
Info: I was able to drive to about 11,600‘ in the Forester on the Peak 9 road, at which point a substantial snowfield bars further passage. Don‘t be tempted to start skinning here like I was: the snow ends at the end of the switchback, and the road continues to be mostly bare, with short snowbanks here and there, until the large flat area around 12,400‘ below the bowl. I used the old mining road to hike to the summit; again, it‘s mostly melted out with the switchbacks generally having short snow sections. The bowl/face itself is in good shape; there are two entry points on either side of the summit - I took skier‘s right (to be honest, I traversed in a bit from the ridge about 100‘ from the top, and into the center of the bowl, as a thunderstorm was very rapidly approaching as I got on the ridge, and being on my way down as fast as possible seemed like the right idea). The entire bowl seems to be in very good shape, with nice corn snow the whole way, but not too mushy, and no suncups to speak of. A very nice, fun descent - wish I had a little more time to take it all in!