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Attempted mid-July...snow, brine, diaster!!! Looking to make another attempt this Fall (before the El Nino snows??). What's it like now, or any advice/experience out there? Very little information on Jefferson. Thanks all!

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Not sure what its like right now... should throw this topic on the oregon cascades thread.


FYI Jefferson is an interesting climb late season. The glaciers are all exposed and the snow is very soft. Pickets may not even work. Kick huge steps with your crampons and make sure to be on/off the summit before 10am and thus off the sketch snow by 11 (b/c of sun). The snow is the reason for this. Its so soft and many aspects are 60+ degrees.


Depending on the ridge, expect the standard scree soup/ash mix that makes the treadmill experience that much more amazing.



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