Mt. Lindsey  
Condition Updates  
Route: Northwest Gully
Posted On: 2011-06-17, By: vistaphil
Info: Still lots of snow pockets in the trees but pretty easy to find the trail. The snow in the gully that leads to the basin was firm even in the afternoon and is a good alternative to crossing the creek and trying to work through the snow up there. In the gully on the side of Lindsey, the snow has some very soft spots, lots of loose rock in between. Beware the snow crossings up higher as I postholed very deep a few times. All in all, most of the entire route is snow free and I did not use snowshoes or mini-spikes. 
Route: Northwest Ridge
Posted On: 2011-06-10, By: Barb4rian
Info: This route is mostly snow free. The only problematic snow is below treeline shortly after leaving the Huerfano Gulch trail. There are many snow banks dispersed throughout the trees that make the trail very difficult to follow. Because of this we ascended the boulder/talus field to the left and traversed into the upper basin around 12k. The gully still has some snow in it from the start to the notch. This snow remained hard even into the noon hour. Not skiable though, the run out is snow free as of now. 
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Route: Northwest Gully
Posted On: 2011-05-22, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: With all of the recent snow, Lindsey‘s standard route is still a full-on snow climb. There was some fairly unstable snow on the traverse into the gully but the gully itself was stable due to wind-scouring. Above the gully, there was more fresh snow all the way to the summit ridge. Snow below 13,000‘ was mostly stable with pockets of blown in powder. 
Route: Northwest Gully
Posted On: 2011-05-07, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: The road is still blocked by snow 2 miles below the trailhead. There's patchy snow to the meadows past the TH and then continous snow to 13,000'. Didn't summit today but have included a few photos. Even starting the ski at 13,200', I got 2,500' of ski vert. Good times. 
Route: Northwest Gully
Posted On: 2010-11-20, By: 10thmtnSapper
Info: Mt. Lindsey showed very little change in snow conditions from the last trip report (which I believe was on Nov 5, 2010). For those not familiar with the trail, the snow fall and snow drift has cause the trail to become obscured in the following locations: 1) After the crossing of the Huerfano river 2) Climbing out of the gully at 11,700 ft. (note, this is the first gully. NOT the gully on the North Face of Lindsey) The loss of the trail climbing the steep face of the gully can make the going tricky. The gully on Lindsey‘s north face is not filled with snow yet. The scree is loose and very ready to slide. I recommend staying just off to the side and scrambling up the solid rocks that parallel the gully. 

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