Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

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Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by fogey » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:38 am

I see from Shawn's July posts that there was a lot of snow below Mt. Johnson and in Treasure Col; we're headed that way this coming weekend. Does anyone have info about whether there's still lots of snow? My only visit to the area was in late June a couple of years ago; contrary to pretty much all prior accounts, there wasn't much snow in Treasure Col then and neither an ice ax nor crampons were needed. That was a drought year, and not much of a precedent, but enough to trigger some hope that this late in the season maybe crampons won't be needed?

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Re: Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by Gazelle » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Dont know for sure but I am day hiking johnson and gilbert this sunday and I am going to take ice axe and crampons, rather carry them and not need them vs need them and not have them!
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Re: Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by maverick » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:51 pm

Went over Bishop Pass 9/6 - 9/10, Goode Pass had a large cornice still hanging on its eastern side.
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Re: Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by Gazelle » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:05 pm

Thanks
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Re: Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by fogey » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:50 pm

Thanks, both of you.

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Post by Gazelle » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:40 am

did you go? some people were on gilbert and johnson on saturday was it you?
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Post by Gazelle » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:00 am

So yes that means I was there Sunday did use crampons on treasure col not sure necessary interesting to say the least snow covered loose talus! the ridge to Johnson from treasure col after Gilbert was great fun !
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Re: Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by Shawn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:46 pm

Hey Gazelle - Just curious how the approach to the col was when you were up there? Any lingering snow in the valley or was it a mile of talus hopping?

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Re: Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--crampons?

Post by Gazelle » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:05 pm

No snow til treasure col
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