hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
1 day ago

We went up Laura cowles and down sunset ridge. We were scrambling up a snowy stream for about 45 minutes before we got to out of the tree line. Definitely the most technically challenging hike I’ve done but it was fun. I would advise not descending Laura Cowles due to the ice and snow.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Took maple ridge to long to sunset- some packed snow after the forehead but nothing dangerous. Would not go down maple ridge at this time still. It’s very steep and there are some wet spots on the rocks. Beautiful hike along the ridge to the peak. Lots of bugs at the peak today for some reason so I only stayed a few minutes. It’s one of the hardest trails around here with some of the best panoramic views!

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

Just did this trail today and a lot of slippery, deep snow for top .5 mi of it which turns into running water for next .5. Not a good time to do this one.

Great view! The trail up was beautiful with flowers and a brook running through part of the way. We actually started heading to a different peak but when we weren’t satisfied with the view we kept going, and were glad we did. It does get a bit slippery though when the rocks get wet. So be careful!

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Great trail up until the top. There really wasn’t any view. We ended up doubling back and hiking up to the chin which is about another half mile or so. We decided we would keep hiking until we were satisfied and canteliver rock just wasn’t what we were expecting.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Beautiful hike. Definitely doing this again.

hiking
icy
muddy
5 days ago

Went up Maple - muddy and a bit slippery until you leave the tree line. Beautiful views in increments as you ascend the rocks. The rock wall mentioned in the trail description was indeed a bit tricky, but manageable. The “chasm leap” was a bit exaggerated - just a good hop over a gully. Mushy snow pack of two feet or so makes the transition challenging across the Long Trail past the Nose towards the Chin (at least for the next couple of weeks). Coming out of the tree line to the Chin is beautiful. Full 360 view at the top - stunning scenery. Sunset trail back down was mostly clear, wet snow only for the first half mile.

hiking
blowdown
icy
muddy
over grown
scramble
snow
11 days ago

amazing hike. definitely still need poles and i’d recommend spikes. deep snow pockets and hard to follow trail perfectly once you hit the forehead - blazes covered. not much to follow - one set of tracks - didn’t see a single person until i hit the chin. then was left alone at the top of the mountain - stunning. lots of ice, melt, snow on way up and down (went CC to maple to forehead to chin to sunset - wouldn’t recommend the reverse - maple is steep). five and a half hours plus an hour chilling at the chin. hard work though - snow often mid shin / knee deep and twice drifts up to hips. (note: the wall and the gap were totally do-able alone - and if you had a partner w you, even easier.) fantastic.

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
snow
11 days ago

Only made it about half way to the summit before hitting some snow/ice drifts that would’ve been reckless to traverse without creepers and poles. Will definitely return!

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
22 days ago

Stunning. In both directions. Recommend taking the spur to see Cantilever on your way up. Guessing 2.5 hours up, 1 hour 45 down. If it’s a windy day the wind at the top can knock you over - but when it’s sunny, it’s divine. Still needed spikes and a pole, even in May.

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