Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: January 6, 2001
Hardly any snow in the Cascades this year. Sunny and dry to 3000'. This is January? Turn around was 3 pm, and we just made it. This peak has incredible views, and there are alway people on it, even in a normal snow winter. Make the trip to Dickerman!
Trailhead (1800') had about 1 foot of snow, there were some snowshoe tracks that lead up to about 3500 feet where the previous hikers had turned around. We broke trail from here on, and it was slow and rough. There was about 2-4 feet of fresh snow to plow through, and once we got up to 4700' we were pretty much done after we realized that the meadows would most likely be very rough to get through since that area gets dumped on w/o all the tree coverage.
Route Climbed: Main Trail (Snow) Date Climbed: 05/12/2001
Awesome day, with clear skies and snow on the trail at about mile. The trail in the snow veers a little differently than the summer trail so we actually cut off some mileage. We had many minor posthole accidents, and many fun glissades down the steeper snow portions. We had lunch on top and enjoyed the sun for a good hour or so and gabbed with other hikers.