Peak:  Paiute Peak (13er)
 Route:  Southeast face
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  gotpow
 Date of Info:  06/22/2015
 Date Posted:  06/23/2015

Still lots of snow above the Mitchell lake trailhead. Snowshoes not necessary but be prepared to get wet, our boots were soaked by the end of the day. We were able to summit Paiute without climbing any snow along the southeast face, just a few minor snowfield crossings below the upper lake. I was able to get in a couple hundred foot glissade on descent. Trail is a bit hard to keep track of below Mitchell lake, and the road is only open to brainard lake currently, so expect a little extra mileage.

Comments or Questions
Mt. Toll
06/24/2015 13:07
It’s a little hard to tell from the photo, so I’m curious if the snowfields on Mt. Toll still connect to the summit and to Blue Lake. Thanks!

Mt. Toll
06/25/2015 06:42
I would fare to guess that the snowfield is continuous from summit simply based on the fact that there is so much damn snow up there. However we never got a clear look at more than what is pictured, so I don’t know for sure. I’m sure you could piece together a ski descent all the way to the lake.

06/25/2015 16:35
So you cant drive to the Mitchell Lake Trail Head?

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