Winter Trail Condition Report - Last 14 Days

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Hiking, climbing, and many outdoor activities can be dangerous and can result in injury. Additionally, trail conditions may change from day-to-day and even hour-to-hour. This website does not represent to the accuracy of any information contained herein. Please use the information contained on this website at your own risk and do not depend on the information contained on this website for personal safety or for determining whether to attempt any hike, climb, route or other outdoor activity.

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Date_Hiked Trailhead Start Trailhead Elevation Trail Destinations Trail Condition Trail Information
02-18-2019 Brainard Lake Recreation Area 10,525 CMC Trail (Winter Only)
Snowshoe Trail (Winter Only)
Completely Snow Covered Hiked the Snowshoe Trail out to the CMC cabin, and then back the Brainard Lake Road. Snow conditions were packed powder. Snowshoe trail was in good condition, packed out until final junction at eastern end of Brainard Lake, where trail had not been broken yet. We broke trail to the CMC cabin. Brainard Lake was mostly snow covered, with a few drifts that created humps along the way. There were 2 to 3 spots where the wind had blown snow and pavement was showing, but was still skiable.
02-10-2019 Brainard Lake Recreation Area 10,525 Brainard Lake
Snowshoe Trail (Winter Only)
Completely Snow Covered Snowshoe trail and main Brainard Lake road past the winter gate is packed snow. Traction devices (Skis, snowshoes or microspikes) recommended as there are icy sections.