"Mt. Valhalla"  
Condition Updates  
Route: Palomino, Valhalla, Snow
Posted On: 2022-07-09, By: wintersage
Info: Summer conditions, easily avoidable snow on certain sections near the lake 
Route: -
Posted On: 2022-06-30, By: blueshade
Info: Traverse from Grand Traverse. Snow easily avoidable 
Route: From Deluge lake
Posted On: 2021-12-03, By: SionaRW35
Info: More snow than I expected to see yet still not what a normal winter should look like, but way more snow than the Sawatch & Sangres. Snowshoes, ice ax, microspikes, and helmet are all required. Snow starts about 10,400. Snowshoes become necessary around 10,990. I stashed my snowshoes at the lake and didn't regret it. 
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Route: From \"Palomino Point\"
Posted On: 2020-10-04, By: supranihilest
Info: Easy walk from "Palomino Point". If coming from "Grand Traverse Peak" and NOT climbing "Palomino Point" you can simply skirt the latter on loose dirt/scree/talus/boulders. 
Route: Counter-clockwise, W slopes up S slopes down
Posted On: 2017-07-17, By: d_baker
Info: Deluge Lake Tr summertime cruiser conditions. Around lake & up W slopes to saddle (S of Valhalla summit) dry. There's some snow one can walk on, or not. Ridge to summit dry. Ridge to Palomino Pt straight forward and not much guessing of which way to go, and it's a short quick worthwhile side trip. Slopes below Palomino Pt actually had a faint trail with cairns. Followed cairns until we saw an obvious continuous grassy steep descent back to lake. 
Route: View from just south of Keller Mtn
Posted On: 2016-07-03, By: WillRobnett
Info: View from just south of Keller Mountain, Valhalla in the clouds 
Route: view from palomino point
Posted On: 2016-06-26, By: WillRobnett
Info: view from palomino point. valhalla closest and snow peak at the right 
Route: Deluge Trail
Posted On: 2014-09-28, By: piper14er
Info: also Grand Traverse Peak from Mt. Valhalla. Pic 1 - Sun rise over the hill and fall colors. Pic 2 - Right then curve left around rocks to bottom of gully. Pic 3 - The gully aiming for tower, head right of tower. Pic 4 - Palomino Point. Pic 5 - The ridge from Valhalla to Grand Traverse Peak and then the Grand Traverse. Pic 6 - Snow Peak. Pic 7 - The start of the ridge from below Valhalla to Grand Traverse Peak. Pic 8 - Valhalla. The trail is good and climbs steadily to the lake. The gully to Valhalla is steep but the one I took seemed more solid than the one that had the trail down. The ridge to Grand Traverse starts okay, has a notch or two and the final third is Class 2. The way back down to the lake starts well and then is rocky in between before getting back down to Deluge Lake. The trail back down takes its toll on the knees and it was brutally hot on this day. Hope the pictures show the conditions well enough to see what condition my condition was in. Approx. 12 miles and 5200 feet, 9 hours +/-. 

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