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Trip Report    

Day Hike - Mount Rose

Unexpectedly nice day for conditioning on ol' Rosie!

  • Sun, Feb 18, 2024
  • Day Hike - Mount Rose
  • Mount Rose
  • Scrambling, Climbing & Day Hiking
  • Successful
  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Trail is in great condition with patchy mushy snow starting a short distance below Horse Camp. Soft snow gradually deepened to around 6 to 8 inches with a clear beaten track that was easy to follow. We used micro-spikes to help with traction, but could have managed without them because there was no ice, just mush.

Excellent day with a strong group of climbers! The predicted rain never materialized, but a low cloud cover obscured views. Temps warmed into the high 40's and we were met with some snow bombs on our descent. A few other parties of mostly two, but otherwise we had the trail to ourselves

Started at 8:30, summited in 2 hrs/55 minutes, well within my estimated time. Back at the cars by 2:00. Enjoyable trip with occasional short breaks and leisurely lunch on top.