Is an axe really needed on this peak? I'm heading there in a week - from all my research, I don't see any slopes steep enough to warrant an axe. Am I wrong? I wasn't planning on bringing one.
An axe isn't needed, in fact you can drive to the summit!
Thanks, Scott. This photo made me scratch my head!
You definitely don't need an axe, I just brought one along in order to get a good, snowy pic for my website. The snow was hard enough for a good glissade, though!