DISTANCE
21.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

Incredible hike!!
My boyfriend and I summited on 6/20/18 and we didn’t need any of the snow gear we had rented. There was some snow along the cables and a bit further at the crest but nothing you couldn’t cross without some poles to help with balance. As we were descending, a lot of the snow was melting, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s mostly gone in the next few days.
We did this as a day hike so we took a good amount of rest stops and packed lots of food. If you’re doing this in a day, remember to get lots of rest, wake up early, stay hydrated (bring electrolytes!) and eat plenty of food! We took Tylenol around 12,000 to help with elevation sickness Which I would highly recommend!

Good luck and happy trails everyone!