Took off on Sunday for a nice spring day hike of Mt McLoughlin. Left from around milepost 31 on Hwy 140. Avalanche conditions were moderate so I headed for the east ridge. This was easy to gain and easy to follow to the summit. Various snow conditions - crusty, powder, ice, neve. It was around 60 deg on the summit with no wind, pretty awesome day. Beautiful views of the southern Cascades. Snowshoes were helpful - still lots of snow on the mountain.
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