Peak:  Paiute Peak (13er)
 Route:  South Slopes from Blue Lake
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  piper14er
 Date of Info:  06/27/2015
 Date Posted:  06/28/2015
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An update on Paiute from gotpow's report on the 22nd. Generally looks the same although it has been melting fast.

9.8 miles, 2800 feet from Brainard Lake (Mitchell Road/TH not opened yet this year)

The snow is melting quickly with the warm temperatures. The trail had water running along it or snow for at least half of the 3 miles from the Mitchell Trailhead to Blue Lake.

Easy off trail from the lake to the rib on the south slopes I used to gain the summit. Class 2+ to maybe easy Class 3. Mostly on rock with a small snow field to cross higher up.

A lot of gnats on the snow and in the grass/scrub oak.

Pictures are as follows:

A look at the peaks from the east side of Brainard Lake. Right to left, Audubon, Paiute, Mt. Toll, Pawnee, Shoshoni...

The big creek crossing.

A look from below the rib.

A different angle look.

The north face of Mt. Toll in case you want to try that. No doubt someone has done that but it doesn't look too inviting.

A shot looking at the snowfields on the south side of Mt. Toll from Blue Lake.



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