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#44918 - 11/28/15 08:00 PM Trail & Snow Conditions: Minaret Summit & Beyond, 11/28/15
63ChevyII.com Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Colton, California
We hiked from Mammoth Mountain Inn to Minaret Summit, then snowshoed to Peak 10,242 Provisional via San Joaquin Ridge. Here are some quick notes on what we found:

  • Between Mammoth Mountain Inn and Minaret Summit, we did not use snowshoes on our ascent or descent.
  • Once the snow goes through several thaw and freeze cycles, snowshoes (traction) might be more useful.
  • We used snowshoes from Minaret Summit to Peak 10,242 Prov. Until about 10,125 (false summit), there were alternating areas of hard packed, wind-swept snow and powder.
  • Above 10,125′ snow coverage was very thin in most areas, until we hit the very top of Peak 10242′.
  • There were snowmobile tracks all the way to Peak 10,242.


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Trail & Snow Conditions: Minaret Summit & Peak 10,242′ Provisional
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#44919 - 11/28/15 08:44 PM Re: Trail & Snow Conditions: Minaret Summit & Beyond, 11/28/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7525
Loc: Fresno, CA
Beautiful!

Ritter and Banner are awesome in this picture.


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#44933 - 11/30/15 08:47 PM Re: Trail & Snow Conditions: Minaret Summit & Beyond, 11/28/15 [Re: Steve C]
63ChevyII.com Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Colton, California
Thanks!

I didn't even realize that was Ritter and Banner. Thanks for pointing them out!
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