I am doing mountaineer's this year. how is the snow and ice right now?
Sweet! When are you going up? Climbing conditions are good but I think they'll be better in May. The snow was hard/icy in some places with a powdery surface that made finding solid footing a little tricky. Conditions were better when i climbed in April a couple years ago and I think it was because it was warmer that year. This was definitely a busy weekend on the mountain.
i plan on going some weekday whenever i have 2 days free. after the snow and ice go away. i'll go up the day before and try to get a permit that wasn't picked up.
Awesome! I want to try that same thing in the summer sometime.
I’ll probably do a loop going up mountaineer and down the normal way. I’ll let you know when I’ll be going.