I'll probably be headed to the Sawtooths or southern Beartooths in about a week. Does anyone have experience with the snow conditions? What elevation does it start? How consolidated has it become? I would guess conditions are something like here in the Tetons -- consistent snow from maybe 8000', with lower snow becoming consolidated, and higher snow still difficult slush -- but has anyone been out there? Thanks in advance.
I was in the Pioneers yeaterday and the snowline seemed to be around 9,500. it was pretty consolidated untill the sun started hitting it around 8:30. another few weeks and conditions should be fine. I am also planning a trip into the sawtooths in a few weeks. I am hoping that the warm weather should help the snow consolidate a bit higher up by then. if you hear anything please let me know. Hope this helps,