Started from the lower trailhead with dry weather. About .5 miles after traveling past the upper trail junction we hit ice packed snow. It started snowing on us at 4500ft didn't stop. No
visibility. On decent our tracks were already filled with snow. Used chains and ice axe. Last weekend we hiked nearby Mt.Rose..it was warm out tank tops and mosquitoes. A few short days later. Freezing weather and snow pounding. If you're going to the Olympics...pack everything!
Route up/down: Lower Trailhead to Winter Route
Perfect day for a hike. Trail is in great condition. Hit patchy snow at 3500 ft. Solid packed snow at 3800ft Not enough to worry about easy enough to navigate without chains.
Route up: mt rose trail
Route down: same
Triple peak day. Snow and a little ice on the trail. Easy travel. No need for snow shoes/ spikes snow packed nice. We hit North Snoquera, South Snoquera and Ranger Peaks today. There is some blow downs but easy to get around. 14 miles rt.
Route up/down: White River Trail head
The road to the trailhead had very little snow on it for this time of year. Drove almost to the trailhead. Sunny and clear out the snow was frozen made for easy travel. Used ice axe at the top but otherwise great conditions.
Route up/down: Mount Catherine Trail 1348
Awesome clear day 360 view. Trail was easy to follow had snow and ice on trail. Should use chains. We headed up the trail at 730 on the way up we only seen two people. We spent an hour in the lookout with no visitors. On the way down tons of people were on their way up. Perfect day!
Route up/down: Winter Route