"The Unicorn"  
Condition Updates  
Route: Southeast Ridge from Summit Peak via CDT
Posted On: 2022-06-01, By: supranihilest
Info: Taking the CDT under Summit Peak's north face there's still tons of snow but there's a boot pack across it and traction isn't needed. Some further snow and mud along the trail. The entire peak itself is dry, upper part is a bit loose. Like HikerGuy I crossed over to the lower summit, went down the north ridge, and just before the large cornice dropped east down short, extremely loose Class 3 ledges to extremely loose talus/dirt/scree and hardpan. Going back down the southeast ridge to the CDT is probably easier. No snow gear needed. 
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Route: Southeast Ridge via Summit Peak/CDT
Posted On: 2022-05-29, By: HikerGuy
Info: Took CDT from Summit Peak to the base of "The Unicorn". Ascended southeast ridge, no snow. Descended over 12,969. There was a cornice on the lower part of the ridge. Instead of gearing up to cross, I descended east off the ridge and then on the Montezuma saddle. Many options here, but nothing of concern. 
Route: Treasure Creek
Posted On: 2021-06-20, By: hr011242
Info: Combined with Summit and Montezuma. Order of ops was Summit > Unicorn > Montezuma, but I think it would be even easier to do the route in reverse to get a good eye on the CDT. Snow covered much of the CDT above 11,700 ft but the route is still very easy to follow. Didn't use traction; I just like to carry it everywhere for fun. Also as a side note, Elwood Pass is INSANE. I think I was so tired from the last week of biking that I took an unintended route in that my 4Runner had no business being on. She did great and I managed not to kill her, but if you like your stock 4WD vehicle, avoid that road. 
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