Stopped at the Ledges for the nice view. There was snow covering the summit area.
I've been to the ledge many times but to the true summit just once.
Hiked from Snoqualmie Point to the Lake. Deep snow along the top!
Through hike west to east.
While there was snow in the parking lot, we didn't hit good snowshoeing conditions until just above the highest ledge. Plenty of powder to spare by the top. The few views to be had were clear. Not bad for March.
I was the only one on top today. The forest is really making a comeback. Hit snow right around the first abandoned road, but no gear was needed. I was a bit surprised the first time the radio inside the locked shed started crackling to life.
Being the author of this page, I felt bad that I had only gotten to the summit of East Peak via the Ledge. When the opportunity came, I went with a group to do the entire traverse. Despite a 90 degree day there was still snow on the trail.
Hiked it with a couple girlfriends who didn't hike. The weather was crappy. Views, boring. Minimal exercise.
A "frostbite", that is... After approximately halfway between Rattlesnake Ledge and the East Peak summit, snow covered the ground from that point forward. I was not amazed at finding snow there, just at the depth of it. At least it was still walkable in my hiking shoes, without sinking. Other people were also making the snowy trek up the mountain, as well.
While there were tons of people down at the Ledge area, I was the only one at the East Peak summit area for quite awhile before two more hikers made it to where the wooden benches were set up. I did pass three others on the way down. Below the lowest ledge, I passed hundreds of people. Hundreds.....