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Clear Creek Route
A ranger day patrol to Clear Creek camp yielded some pictures and information from climbers attempting to summit on the morning of Saturday, June 11th. Conditions were windy, and most parties turned around near 11,000 feet. There is a snow patch around 10,500' that must be crossed. There is also snow on the upper reaches of the route and on the summit plateau. Crampons and ice axes are still advised for the Clear Creek route. When crossing steep snow, the difficulty and danger is dependent on whether the snow is frozen, icy, or soft. Be sure to assess these conditions carefully to avoid a slip and fall.
There are only a few lingering patches of snow on the hike in to Clear Creek springs. The springs are running. Please tread lightly near the springs. This is a very sensitive and heavily used area. Try to stay on the most established path whenever walking in this zone and avoid stepping on vegetation. Alpine vegetation is very fragile and only has a few months every season to grow.