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Alpine Scramble - Granite Mountain Trail

Nice rock scrambling

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Scramble route completely snow free.  The trail had some snow patches on the NE side of the summit but no snow gear required.

Weather was mostly cloudy but dry.  Still a bit muggy on the way up.  We did the optional gully that cuts between trail sections.  That ups to a T3 rock scramble and makes the trip a little more fun over all.  Lots of gnats, especially in the freshly melted snow near the top.  Summit had a variety of rodents, including mice, chipmonks, pikas and possibly a vole.  One marmot seen in the distance on the North East ridge.  6.5 hours round trip.  Very nice day over all.