Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mountain Conditions Aug 15th, 2012


Road Closures: 

-Mt Baker: The Coleman Deming route is in condition but with very warm conditions lately crevasses are starting to open up. There were also significant calving events on significant ice falls above the route. While the bootpack is at a distance from these ice falls it is not impervious to them. Climbers should be wary at all hours of the day and night. 

-Mt Baker Highway open to Artist Point.

-FS Road 5500-101 and McClellan Butte Trailhead: Closed Weekdays Aug. 20 - Mid September due to helicopter timber thinning. 

-Talupus Lake Road/Talupus Creek Trailhead closed weekdays through mid August for logging. 

-Mason Lake Road/Ira Spring Trailhead closed weekdays through mid August for Helicopter logging. 

Gold Bar Climbing Access: As of Winter 2012 the Washington Climbers Coalition (WCC) has secured access to the gate on the road which leads up to the Gold Bar boulders and the approach to Zeke’s Wall. Climbers who are members of the WCC are welcome to climb at the Gold Bar Boulders and to park there for access to Zeke’s Wall, as guests of the Manke Timber Company. Please note: all climbers using this road must be members of the WCC and have a WCC sticker as well as a valid Discover Pass.


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                Mount McKinley Recreational Forecast

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                Denali from Wonder Lake


    U-Notch: Out of condition

    Dana Couloir: Out of Condition

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    Red Rock Canyon Campground will close May 29th, 2012 and will re-open Labor Day Weekend.

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    -- The Red Rock Campground is currently closed and will re-open Labor Day weekend 2012.

    -- The late exit and overnight permit number for Red Rock Canyon is 702-515-5050. If there is any chance that you will be inside the park after closing, be sure to call this number so that you don't get a ticket.

    --The scenic drive currently opens its gates at 6 in the morning.




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