Copeland Mountain  
Condition Updates  
Route: Northeast slopes
Posted On: 2021-12-04, By: jabz
Info: Some hard packed snow and ice on the trail toward Ouzel lake. I found microsoikes useful here. We started the epic bushwhack a bit before Chickadee pond. There was deep snow in the forest and gaiters came in handy. Once above tree line, it's fairly dry and snow is easily avoided, though some patches on the descent were fun for glissading! 
Route: Ouzel Lake
Posted On: 2021-06-04, By: bdloftin77
Info: It was fairly dry from the trail head to the Ouzel Lake/Bluebird Lake junction, with only a few solid snow crossings. From there to Ouzel Lake was mostly covered with fairly solid deep snow. From there to the summit was almost all on snow (a few rocky patches that one could choose to take). In the trees, the snow was fairly solid and we only had occasional post-holing. Made the bushwhack really easy. Above treeline the snow varied between fairly firm (sinking only a couple inches) to relatively soft (sinking at least a foot with each step). I tried putting on snowshoes for the softer areas, but it didn't really help too much. Coming back down to the lake, the snow was an even softer mashed potato consistency. We were only able to glissade about half of the slope because plunge stepping ended up being faster for a lot of it. Bluebird skies, warm temperatures, and no wind made the long day rather pleasant. Highly recommend boots, gaiters, micro spikes, and an ice axe. 
Route: bushwack from Ouzel Lake
Posted On: 2019-08-03, By: shaunblair
Info: The biggest difficulty will be fording the raging river at Ouzel Lake outlet. Small patches of snow on upper slopes, but no traction needed. Since Ogallalla doesn't have a status page, I'll put this here: The large gendarme on Copeland -> Cony Pass traverse has a snow field covering the south side, you will either have to cross the steep 3rd class snowfield or go downhill of snowfield. 
Route: East Face
Posted On: 2016-06-13, By: emgordon
Info: No photo, but through the clouds the face still looks about 50% snow. Seen from Hwy 7. 

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