|2016-10-19||Route: Gibson Lake
Posted On: 2016-10-20, By: tjf242424
Info: Some snow overnight, so there was snow starting from the Hall Valley Campground. The trail was easy to follow all the way to Gibson Lake. From the lake, I travelled south and up to the saddle between Pt 12,733 and Whale Peak, then up the ridge to the summit. I carried microspikes, but never put them on. The snow was already melting below Gibson Lake on the way out. This one will definitely be in good condition this weekend. Note that the distance is 4 miles each way from the Gibson Lake TH, not from the Hall Valley Campground. The route description that I went off of was a bit misleading.
|2016-08-13||Route: Hall Valley Approach
Posted On: 2016-08-13, By: jasayrevt
Info: Clear & very nice enjoyable trip w/ reaching summit. Great, beautiful 13er mountain. This quality, classic route is a unique undertaking & lightly traveled. Prime, excellent, & bluebird summer conditions up high for navigating slopes & ridge line extremely well. Trail runners & light pack were good. Climb safely / swiftly in the hills folks. Pictures included as beta
|2015-07-10||Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-10, By: JasonKline
Info: My Elantra made it to Georgia Pass from 285 just fine. The west ridge route was entirely free of snow.
|2014-07-19||Route: Lake Gibson Trail
Posted On: 2014-07-19, By: awake
Info: Great conditions. Snow is easily avoidable all the way to the summit.
|2012-10-21||Route: SSE slope
Posted On: 2012-10-22, By: tdawg012
Info: Snow free on south slopes of pt 12088, UN 12567 and Whale Peak (I came up via Jefferson Lake/road) above treeline although the basins containing Jefferson lake and Gibson lake had some large snow patches and light drifting. Snow was melting rapidly as it was quite warm, making things muddy. I would upload a photo or two but I don‘t own a computer/laptop (using a public kiosk) On a sidenote, the paved portion of the road up to Jefferson Lake is closed to motor vehicles as of Oct. 15