McNeil Point

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McNeil Point

Post by zombie » June 30th, 2013, 1:07 pm

Hey everyone!

Was wondering if any of you could let me know what the conditions from Top Spur up to McNeil Point are like snow-wise. I read Turtle's report from the 22nd, but honestly I am not familiar with "Tourist Ridge" or the meadows to know what/where the snow is starting and how bad it is. I'm looking to head up there tomorrow AM. Anyone been up there lately?

Thanks!
Aaron

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Re: McNeil Point

Post by turtle » June 30th, 2013, 4:07 pm

The snow lasts less than a half mile. There should be plenty of footsteps to follow. When you head up-slope on the snow field stay to the right until you see the climbers route-goat trail-it is snow free to the shelter. You might want to bring traction devices. Have a good trip.
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Re: McNeil Point

Post by zombie » June 30th, 2013, 5:22 pm

Thanks Turtle!

Appreciate the reply and will try to get a report up after.
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Re: McNeil Point

Post by Guy » June 30th, 2013, 8:13 pm

We were up there today, virtually no snow! We have done this hike at this time of year for many years in a row. It's been several years since there was as little snow as this year. The Bear Grass is also performing at way above average levels!
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Re: McNeil Point

Post by Billri9685 » June 30th, 2013, 8:35 pm

Just up there today, little snow, the trail is quite manageable.

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Re: McNeil Point

Post by turtle » July 1st, 2013, 4:47 am

What did the trail towards Cairn Basin look like as far as snow amounts?
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Re: McNeil Point

Post by adamschneider » July 1st, 2013, 8:33 am

Are the flowers on Bald Mountain going strong, or are they already getting baked into oblivion? This heat wave can't be good for that south-facing slope.

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Re: McNeil Point

Post by Billri9685 » July 1st, 2013, 2:38 pm

turtle wrote:What did the trail towards Cairn Basin look like as far as snow amounts?
I didnt go past Mcgee creek but there are still some snow fields in there some larger then others.

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