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Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby rwadsworth » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Reposting this in the correct forum:

Hello and thanks to all for a very informative and inspiring forum! I am heading to climb Conness/North Peak this weekend and wondered if anyone had any beta on the glacier conditions? Many thanks!



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Re: Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:33 am

I haven't passed by that area yet this year but it's best to assume the glacier is a mess of solid ice with very little soft snow layer on top. Most snow left out here right now is like this.
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Re: Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby KathyW » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:28 pm

I'm probably too late, but I did the scramble up to North Peak last weekend and took some pictures of that area. Here they are:

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/California ... &k=wV8mV5n
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Re: Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby ree » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:52 pm

Hi RoguePhotonic,
We were up at Conness after we met up with you at Mono Pass/Little Lakes Valley.

We came up Conness' south eastern ridge. No snow to speak of, except a token patch near the summit block. On the north slope, there is hard ice coming up from Conness Lakes... where my topo map indicates a glacier. I wouldn't want to touch that. Towards the summit, we ran into a couple coming up from the Saddlebag Lake area, but they didn't use the northern approach.

I hope that helps. :)
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