Started from pass at 7:30 am. Snow pack is thinning out in trees but was solid in the morning. One could have navigated through without snowshoes heading up early, but the return trip was a soupy mess and was glad I brought snowshoes. Once to treeline snowshoes are not required and ridge line can be navigated by picking your way through remaining wind blown snow. Hoosier ridge summit is basically clear at this point with maybe 1/2" of crust in spots. Red Mountain still holds a considerable amount of snow, while Red Peak to the east was pretty much scoured clear.
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