I am planning a Granite Peak climb in a couple weeks. Any info from 2006 climbers would be appreciated.
Info on snow levels is always good. Has anyone done the Huckleberry Creek/Avalanche Lake route this year?
A second for current info on Granite. I'm going with a team of four or five the first week of August. I'm more curious about whether there is snow for water up on Froze to Death, and the condition of the ascent from the saddle as well as the snow bridge.
In response to the last post, I did the Huckleberry Creek route last year, in the last week of June. It is rocky, rocky, and more rocky. Of course it is also much more sheltered from the storms. At that point of the year there was occasional snow by Cold Lake and mini icebergs on Avalanche lake. Above avalanche lake was all snow. An ice axe was helpful for the final ascent from the lake up to the saddle.