Ice axe no longer needed. Snow free to the divide from Death Canyon - some snow still between Static and Buck Mtn Divide.
August 6, 2017
There is still one stubborn patch of snow remaining just below the divide and an ice axe remains recommended.
July 17, 2017
Ice axe recommended. Snow persists on the Divide.
July 4, 2017
Ice axe recommended. All snow and steep snow to the Divide.
Look at the right center of photos to see the trail location, and the steep patches of snow that a hiker must cross to reach the Static Peak Divide.
June 26, 2017 Ice axe recommended. Crampons may be necessary in some conditions. Snowline is at approximately 9,000'. Expect the snow to persist well into July.
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 3, 2017
100% snow. Ice axe recommended. Crampons may be necessary in some conditions.