I am new to this forum & this is my first post. Apologize if some this has already been answered before.
I am planning to backpack upto Mt. Lyell this weekend (Jun 23/24) & had a few questions about the Lyell Canyon campground & the climb itself-
1). Has anybody been there recently? How are the snow conditions on Lyell glacier? Do you need crampons, ice-axe, etc?
2). We plan to camp at Lyell Canyon (mostly lower canyon). Does this campsite have bear-safe food storage compartments? It would be nice if we don't have to carry bear canisters.
3). Can we refill water at or around the campsite?
Appreciate the help.