|2012-11-23||Route: E-SE face via Dry Gulch
Posted On: 2012-11-24, By: sunny1
Info: Initial approx 1.25 mi of dirt road and trail were mostly dry. Mild bushwhack to 11,600-11,900 also dry with snow patches, nothing more than a few inches deep. Ascending the E-SE face, found unconsolidated snow anywhere from 6 inches deep to 3 ft deep, covering rocks, sometimes able to utilize bare rock to continue climbing. Only once in a shadowed area did I consider putting on microspikes. Otherwise, this hike is good to go with gaiters/poles only. Some light and mostly avoidable snow on the C3-4 approach to the summit, no ice.