Originally Posted By: dethMarch
so; you are saying that since other hikers are taking the switchbacks - we can assume that the switchbacks are now passable?

the bottom third/quarter of the switchbacks still have snow on them... but based on the several groups hiking the upper part of the switchbacks, they are definitely passable.

it was so warm at noon on Saturday.... going up the Chute in slush would have been a hellish slog.... smile