Ascent of Big Snow Mountain on 2016-08-28
|Date:||Sunday, August 28, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Big Snow Mountain|
| Elevation:||6680 ft / 2036 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe followed an old forest road that leads past Goldmeyr Hot Springs to get into the Hardscrabble Basin. All in all a pretty strait forward hike, despite the trail being faint in places. From hardscrabble we went strait north up the granite faces of the basin, which I do not recommend. Route finding here was challenging and the scrambling was loose and exposed in places. Bushwhacking was also a problem. From the top of the cirque we followed a ridge up to the summit and descended the standard route that goes behind the mountain to the north and avoids the bushy scramble sections.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Route:||Hardscrabble Lakes|
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