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
05-19-2019 East Portal 9,211 Crater Lakes
Mostly Snow Packed The first 0.3 miles of the South Boulder Creek Trail out of East Portal is mostly snow free, but very muddy and wet. Between the Wilderness Boundary and the Forest Lakes Trail Junction, the South Boulder Creek Trail is mostly snow packed, although there are a few short melted-out sections. While the meadow at the Forest Lakes Trail junction has melted out, the rest of the South Boulder Creek Trail above that as well as the Crater Lakes Trail remain buried under several feet of snow with 10-15 foot drifts around the lakes. While the trails are well packed, traction devices are recommended. With more snow expected this week, snow shoes and skis will be useful. Even though it is May, expect winter conditions above East Portal, and bring appropriate gear and clothing.
05-12-2019 Brainard Lake Recreation Area 10,525 Long Lake
Brainard Lake
Mostly Snow Packed Brainard Lake road is mostly snow packed but melting out fast from the last snow storm. Snowshoe trail is still completely snow covered. For travel into the Indian Peaks Wilderness you'll need skis or snowshoes otherwise you'll be post holing especially after 12pm when the snow warms up to mash potato consistency.