Snow conditions above Cottonwood Lakes

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Re: Snow conditions above Cottonwood Lakes

by Dizzy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:36 pm

Not sure about conditions, but at least Horseshoe Meadows road was opened this week.

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Re: Snow conditions above Cottonwood Lakes

by marmoting » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:08 am

As of 6/10/11, the trail was largely snow-free until the Cottonwood Lakes Basin, then snow coverage was pretty solid. The snow was well consolidated, with very little post-holing. Both Army and New Army Passes were covered in steep snow. The crest from Army Pass up to Langley was mostly snow-free. Crampons and ice axe would be helpful for crossing any of the passes.

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