McNeil Point open for Visitors

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McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by [email protected] » June 4th, 2014, 5:48 am

Went up to McNeil Point yesterday - what views. The trail from Top Spur is about 90% snow free. Only a little before the 'climber's' trail up the ridge and there are good boot steps. Melted out around the Shelter and can easily do the ridge up above the shelter when is without snow enough to make it higher.

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by weekend_warrior » June 4th, 2014, 7:10 am

awesome, thanks for the tip!

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by Sean Thomas » June 4th, 2014, 8:10 am

Thanks for the heads up Ted. Is it usually open and nearly snow free this early?

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by adamschneider » June 4th, 2014, 11:32 am

Sean Thomas wrote:Is it usually open and nearly snow free this early?
God no.

Well, the area around the shelter itself melts out relatively early because it's so exposed to the sun, but for the rest of it to be 90% snow-free in the first week of June is pretty unusual.

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by Jack » June 4th, 2014, 12:53 pm

Thanks, Tom. That's great news!

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by rick6003 » June 5th, 2014, 6:35 pm

Great to hear!!

I wish you had posted a picture or two though. I am anxious to get over to Snow Dragon soon.

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by retired jerry » June 5th, 2014, 8:11 pm

Snow Dragon?

Then check out the "47" :)

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by [email protected] » June 6th, 2014, 4:30 am

Here is a link to the Mazama Meet-up site which has tons of pictures from the jaunt up McNeil Point:
http://www.meetup.com/mazama-hiking/photos/22341152/

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by RobinB » June 6th, 2014, 11:29 am

Thanks for the info, Ted!

Has anyone been up around Yocum Ridge recently? I know that the trail there usually holds on to snow a while, but given the year we've had...

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Re: McNeil Point open for Visitors

Post by kepPNW » June 6th, 2014, 12:05 pm

RobinB wrote:Has anyone been up around Yocum Ridge recently? I know that the trail there usually holds on to snow a while, but given the year we've had...
Here's what it looked like from Zigzag Mountain a week ago:
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