North Apostle  
Condition Updates  
Route: Southwest Ridge (skipped Ice)
Posted On: 2022-07-17, By: mijoflynn
Info: There's a little snow left at the runout of Ice's Refrigerator Couloir -- say 20' across, no need for traction to cross it. Hike up: ugh. Half-mile bushwhack followed by 2000' of gain in a mile, all on tippy talus and loose scree? Least favorite peak ever. Summit views: spectacular. Maybe this peak isn't so bad. Hike down: ugh. Aforementioned tippy talus dumped me on my face, necessitating post-hike stitches. Back to least favorite peak ever. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2022-06-06, By: wintersage
Info: Road to TH is open and snow-free; I was able to park at the 4WD trailhead. Lots of snow on the route still -- once you cross the main stream the snow cover is almost continuous until the lake, despite postholing no snowshoes are needed. I put on crampons near the lake and kept them on until the summit cone of North Apostle which involves mostly dry boulder-hopping. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2021-12-04, By: osprey
Info: This is a “ long run for a short slide “ report. We parked immediately below where the 4wd part of the road starts. Ice on the road above this prevented any further driving. We made rapid progress on foot on the Lake Anne trail when two other climbers caught up to us. They were piper14er and his partner (whose name escapes me). They were headed up a newly ranked 13er near Huron. Piper unfortunately did not bring his pipes which prevented him from being the first person to bagpipe on a newly ranked 13er. We continued on to 12,100 but we were frequently trapdooring up to our knees in unconsolidated snow and talus the last 100 feet and we could tell that the remainder of the route to the North Apostle-Ice Mountain saddle would be more of the same if not worse. We both agreed, with no argument, to descend. The moral of the story is to avoid north facing slopes in late fall. We could see that slopes facing south, west, and east were completely barren of snow. 
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Route: Apostles Traverse
Posted On: 2021-09-09, By: Eli Watson
Info: Apostles Traverse: N Apostle via SW Ridge > Ice Mtn via NE Ridge > "W Apostle" via SW Face from Winfield 2WD TH. 16.6 mi, 5300' 9:52 Car-to-Car Slightly smokey today. Entire route is still dry. "W Apostle" summit register is missing end cap, paper, and pencil. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2021-06-07, By: Anima
Info: The ridge on North Apostle can be climbed completely dry—all lingering snow can be avoided. See Ice Mountain condition report for info on the approach/basin. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2020-06-29, By: E_A_Marcus_949
Info: Took standard route up from Huron TH. After climbing Ice Mtn, clouds looked a bit ominous (which later cleared), so we dropped our packs and quickly jaunted up to N. Apostle. Took about 30min RT from saddle to summit back to saddle. Fun and easy rock-hopping compared to the rest of the day. No snow whatsoever. (Slightly more info on the Ice Mtn condition report I posted today as well for 6/27 on the ascent up through the rock glacier basin if you want more info) 
Route: from Ice
Posted On: 2020-06-13, By: CheapCigarMan
Info: "...the ridge climb to the summit is an exacting ascent on loose rock. The climb is more dangerous than it is difficult, but this ascent is not a hike." - Gerry Roach Thank you TG for working this notable route with me. 
Route: Apostle Basin
Posted On: 2020-05-23, By: wintersage
Info: We tried to be clever by staying east of the creek and although we avoided a ton of snow and postholing, the alternate bushwhack route ended up taking much longer due to the added route founding and dead-fall navigation. We took the standard route on the way back and it was much simpler, albeit with more postholing. The basin itself is filled with hard grippy snow in the early morning and turns slushy and unsupportive by noon/afternoon. Crampons are definitely useful to gain the saddle, or if you're going up the refrigerator couloir. The ridge to North Apostle is mostly dry; I took off my crampons since it was too rocky. Microspikes might help at the final stretch but I managed without. 
Route: Apostle Basin
Posted On: 2019-11-18, By: angry
Info: Good trail to Apostle Basin with 6-12" snow. From the basin to just below the saddle was very slow going. Unconsolidated snow covering boulders/talus. Lots of ankle breaking trapdoors up to 2 feet deep. Did not use traction or flotation. It wouldn't have helped. From saddle to summit was loose, wind scoured and mostly dry. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2019-08-09, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions except for two small snowfields. No traction required unless you're me and slip on ice and land on your tailbone. Traction would have prevented this (happened on the way down, no problems on the way up). Rained this morning, packing down the scree. Creeks are full. For the creek crossing where the trail ends there's a log you can use to cross if you follow the creek after the trail ends towards the basin. It just takes some finding in the dark. 
Route: Southwest Face
Posted On: 2019-07-05, By: jjust
Info: Four-wheel-drive road access is blocked by avalanche debris just south of Winfield, so you have to start from the bottom. This is unfortunate, because the road is generally dry all the way to the upper 4WD trailhead. The Lake Ann Trail and Three Apostles Basin Trail are also both reasonably dry. There are some snow patches to contend with as you gain elevation, but nothing material where you lose the trail. From 11,400' on in the lower and upper basin it is completely snow covered to North Apostle until you get to the ridge. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2019-06-15, By: rambis_21
Info: As previously reported, road to Winfield blocked quarter mile before Avi debree. The Carnage is big! Locals have cleared a lot by this afternoon. Soon jeeps and trucks may be able to slip through. Still one more big Avi mess blocking access to 4wd trailhead. On our way to North Apostle, lots of mud/snow mix. 2 additional huge Avi paths covering trail past Huron trail junction. Once you enter trees, the trail disappears and snow starts. Navigating by direction and the creeks/noise was our approach. Route finding was rough. Snow shoes up hill and down. Creeks are raging and we were lucky at one crossing to find a log to scoot across. Snow above 13k is deep. Didn't make it up and around the hump of NP at 9 am. Top Snow was soft with ice below making it difficult to kick step and poor grip with crampons. Was able to mostly follow our tracks back through the trees. Snowshoes a must still. Skiing through the trees would be a nightmare with all the downed trees all over and slushy snow. 
Route: Ice Northeast Ridge + North Apostle
Posted On: 2018-09-09, By: supranihilest
Info: The approach to Apostle Basin is great and the trail is easy to follow. Once in the basin that changes rapidly. Most of the basin consists of steep Class 2 hiking on terribly loose rock and/or dirt. This is one of the few times I would use the word heinous in a non-joking manner. It's thousands of vertical feet of this junk, all the way to the summit of North Apostle and all the way back down. Be prepared to pick your way slowly and carefully through the talus laden slopes of the one. 
Route: Standard
Posted On: 2016-06-20, By: Shattuck311
Info: Snow free until the gully between Apostle & Ice. From there, snow coverage about 50% up to the saddle. Only small snow fields from the saddle to the summit. Photo's posted to Ice Mtn. Condition report to show the gully. 
Route: Standard
Posted On: 2012-05-29, By: Matt Lemke
Info: Snow free to treeline in Apostle Basin then lots of snowfields up the gully to the saddle between Ice and N Apostle with a mix of loose talus. Final ridge is snow free. Fridge couloir is still holding snow but thinning. Apostle couloir is looking fantastic! Lake Ann is 80% frozen over with the final half mile of the trail to the lake below treeline still covered in snow. First photo shows Ice Mountain from the upper slopes of N Apostle with the fridge Second photo shows the three apostles from the valley near the TH 

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