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Conditions report - Kuna Peak 5/15/14

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Conditions report - Kuna Peak 5/15/14

Postby Teresa Gergen » Fri May 16, 2014 6:37 am

Initial creek crossings in Dana Meadows were manageable. Much heavier flow coming out late at night and had to wade through then.

Patches of posthole-y snow on the trail to about 10K. I took the branch toward Spillway Lake on the way to Parker Pass, hoping to find continuous low angle snow, which I mostly did. Great with boots in the morning; not so much late in the day.

Snow is patchy near Parker Pass. Minimal, avoidable snow on the switchbacks to Koip pass until the final traverse across the north face of Parker Peak, which required traction. East slopes of Koip are snowy. Put on crampons instead of microspikes for final climb up Kuna, but it looked harder than it was. Only problem was coming out late - snow was horrible. It was an unseasonably warm day. Snowshoes didn't help low in the valleys on the way out.
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Re: Conditions report - Kuna Peak 5/15/14

Postby austex » Fri May 16, 2014 6:52 am

Teresa- Thx for the condition reports. Sure beats a front country rangers rendition. *right Vaca Russ*
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Re: Conditions report - Kuna Peak 5/15/14

Postby Teresa Gergen » Sun May 18, 2014 8:03 am

In the Parker Pass Creek drainage:

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Looking down at Parker Pass from the traverse across the north face of Parker Peak:

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Kuna Peak:

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Looking south from Kuna Peak:

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Re: Conditions report - Kuna Peak 5/15/14

Postby tomba » Sun May 18, 2014 7:25 pm

That's a lot of snow. Thanks.
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Re: Conditions report - Kuna Peak 5/15/14

Postby maverick » Thu May 29, 2014 11:22 am

Thanks Teresa for the intell, really like the last shot!
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