There is a typical June summer / winter mix of snow conditions around the range. The snowpack is consolidated in most areas and snow level is around 9,000 feet. However, late spring storm events are still depositing fresh snow periodically. Many of the rock ridges and buttresses of the range are dry, but high elevation bowls, couloirs and ledges still hold considerable snow. The warm spring has left snow surfaces harder than usual and boots, crampons and ice axes are recommended for safe and efficient travel. Rangers performed the first rescue of the season for a climber who slipped on snow wearing approach shoes.
Photo of Hanging Canyon just east of Ramshead Lake, 6/9/12
Photo of the Meadows in Garnet Canyon, 6/6/12