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Mineral King Late May

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Mineral King Late May
May 07, 2018 10:02AM
Just wondering if anyone is planning a trip to Mineral King before May 20th? I’ve been debating a trip there around May 20th but just wondering how narly the conditions will be. Micro spikes and trekking poles or will I need to break out the crampons and axe.
Re: Mineral King Late May
May 07, 2018 10:19AM
Sorry should have added that I was looking to try and go to Big 5 Lakes.
avatar Re: Mineral King Late May
May 07, 2018 10:50AM
MK Road opens May 23

So anyone going before then... Jealous...

MK didn't open until June 15 last year.... and I didn't even cross Franklin Creek then...

They had dire warnings that Franklin Pass was not even doozable WITH ice axe
and crampons for quite a long time (well into July).
We took axe in June checking out Eagle and Mosquito (glissading 500+ ft.... fun!)
Anywho. MK webcams are down. ...

I mean, no way I wouldn't have an axe in the car at least.

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