Mt. Sneffels Conditions 6-22-17

The conditions on Mt. Sneffels are changing quickly as we reach the summer solstice. Recent warm temperatures and clear skies have melted much of the snow below 12,000 feet on both sides of the mountain. The approach trails are largely free of snow and offer easy travel. Above 12,000 there is still a significant amount of snow. On the standard route approached via Yankee Boy Basin, the upper basin still holds patches of snow and the Lavender Couloir is entirely snow covered. Crampons and ice axes are still recommended for summit climbs at this time.

The Lavender Couloir

The Lavender Couloir on Mt. Sneffels on June 18, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Yankee Boy Basin as viewed from the summit of Mt. Sneffels on June 18, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Yankee Boy Basin below 12,000 feet is mostly melted out. June 20, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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