I climbed sheep mountain for the first time on a 50 mile backpack trip from the littlebighorn traihead. I`ve since climbed it numerous times from the Sheep Mountain road. An almost vertical snow field hangs on the Mountain into July. If you want to have fun and do something different take a ice axe and climb it. I did it last year with my boy and it was a lot of fun and good practice. I can see Sheep Mountain from my home in Hardin MT. So I can see waht the snow situation is on a clear day.