August 15, 2017
The trail over the pass is snow-free and no longer requires an ice axe or poles.
August 6, 2017
Some travelers may still want an ice axe or hiking poles to traverse this section of the Crest Trail, but snow is melting fast.
July 17, 2017
Hurricane Pass appears passable without an ice axe. You will need the axe above the camp zone in the south fork. You may have to go off trail for a short section to avoid a small area of snow. Photo taken 7.13.17
July 7, 2017 Will encounter steep snow, ice axe recommended.
June 26, 2017 All snow except for portions of the upper switchbacks. Ice axe recommended.
|June 10, 2017 A spring snow storm last night deposited up to a foot of snow above 10,000 ft. New avalanche hazards exist.|
June 4, 2017
100% snow. Ice axe recommended. Crampons may be necessary in some conditions.