Unnamed 13626  
Condition Updates  
Route: FS 348/Green Timber Loop
Posted On: 2022-07-17, By: dwoodward13
Info: Ascended FS Rd 348 up to the 13626/13317 saddle. Road is in great shape. A suitable truck could drive all the way to the saddle pretty easily. Worst part was stream crossing and just after. For those on foot, just east of where the road crosses the stream, a log bridge can be found. Lot of ups and downs from the saddle over to 13626 all class 2/2+. Came back to the saddle and headed over to 13317 and then 13078. A lot of talus to be found (along with the ups and downs) maybe a move or two of class 3 depending on the line. Nice climbers trail from near the summit of 13078 down to where the Green Timber Trail crosses over the ridge. Green Timber is clear of any dead fall, although is popular with motos so be aware. Hiked the road back to the car for 17 miles and 6500' gain. 
Route: From Alpine Cemetary
Posted On: 2022-04-16, By: yaktoleft13
Info: Route is dry until it turns up into the canyon. From there, 3/4 of a mile of frustrating, unsnowshoeable sidehilling awaits you, before it levels out deeper in the drainage. Trail was easy to follow, even when covered in snow. Wore snowshoes from the moment the sidehilling ended till treeline, then booted to summit. Snow is a mix of slab, styrofoam, slab with 2 inches of powder, and the occasional posthole. 
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Route: From the cemetery
Posted On: 2021-11-28, By: SionaRW35
Info: I have seen worse weather in July. Today was BEAUTIFUL blue skies with light breeze. I didn't even wear gloves for like 80% of the day. There was however a bit more snow above tree line than I expected, but it still is not too bad. Snow was ankle high in the talus & tundra and/or shin/knee high in drifts. It was in some places like a game of “guess the footing”. You plant your foot and guess what's under the few inches of snow. Is it rock? Is it tundra? Is it dead logs? Is it a big f**king hole? Yep that last one… Oh… and this trail may be haunted. On my way up in the morning, there were fresh boot prints in the snow in front of me. Even though I was the only car at the cemetery trailhead, I didn't think this was weird since there are houses in the area; so it's possible a resident was hiking in front of me. Then poof… mid-snow-patch, no more foot prints. And there were no footprints going down the trail. I looked down the embankment expecting to see somebody injured down there, but I didn't see anything. I called out and didn't get a response. And I wasn't going to descend this embankment, because it was STEEP. So I just assumed it was a ghost.. so I put on some Ghostface Killa on my headphones and continued hiking. But seriously, this was one of the weirdest things. And I know what you're all thinking. “He got high and saw some ghost shit”. The correct version of that statement is: ”He saw some ghost shit and then he got high” I had been looking for a seldom hiked peak that's fun to dance on and sing loudly and have nobody hear me. 13,626 it's just that, and if you throw in an edible you have a recipe for a good day if you can not get lost chasing down sheep and trying to converse with them. Also, on the way down, you can mediate a conversation between your conscious (voice over by Chris Rock) and subconscious (voice over by Abed from the show Community impersonating Batman). Aaaaand you can do this out loud if you were so obliged. 13,626 is highly underrated. I give it 5 out of 5 stars! P.s. The mountain spoke to me and said it doesn't like to be called UN13626 or PT13626. Just simply 13,626…. correct pronunciation: “Thirteen-Six-Two-Six”. I hereby request Bill to kindly add this double quote name as the official unofficial name. 
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Route: SE Ridge from Alpine Cemetery
Posted On: 2021-10-17, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Went to go poach desertdog's trench from last weekend...except basically early summer conditions. Tiny bit of a snow dusting on the good trail in the shade for a total of about 20 feet. Really the only snow of any significance is on the last 100 vertical feet or so, all avoidable and/or minimal. Wore trail runners, no traction needed. 4.5 hours RT. 
Route: South Slope from Alpine Cemetery
Posted On: 2021-10-12, By: desertdog
Info: Very little snow. No traction needed. I couldn't understand why so many TRs had you circle way around to the SE slope. It seemed out of the way, so I went straight up a gully on the south slope to a ridge, which was a class 2+ climb. Don't do this as it will add a lot of time to your climb. I went down the SE slope which is much easier. And I learned that is why so many TRs have you circle around to the SE slope. 
Route: Alpine Cemetery to Poplar Gulch traverse
Posted On: 2021-08-22, By: JasonKline
Info: Alpine Cemetery -> 13626 -> 13317 -> 13078 -> Poplar Gulch was entirely free of any snow from last week's storm. It was pretty windy and a little chilly at times on the traverse. 
Route: Alpine Cemetary
Posted On: 2021-08-18, By: angry
Info: Trail is well defined for first couple miles. There is some deadfall to navigate heading up the drainage. Grassy tundra from basin to summit. Register needs paper. 
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Route: From Alpine Cemetery
Posted On: 2020-06-13, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions until the last 20 feet or so to the summit, which still has a cornice. I used microspikes and an ice axe, but should have put on my crampons. You might be able to get around it by heading further north before summiting, but it was snowing and windy and cold and I didn't feel like scoping it out. The summit itself was dry. 
Route: From Cottonwood Lake Campground
Posted On: 2020-05-24, By: supranihilest
Info: We had to bushwhack a bit along the creek from the campground to find a crossing, and it was on private land, but there's a huge tree with the branches sawed off that makes for an easy crossing. There are umpteen million no trespassing signs, same for once you're on the abandoned road. The road is easy though in disrepair. At the end of the road near the derelict cabins there's a trail that cuts right. We took that until it ran out on the steep slopes above then just bushwhacked to treeline. There was some snow, and it helped to stick to the ridge's east flanks to avoid it; beware, the flanks are steep and loose. Once above treeline the peak is obvious high and to the left. There's a ton of Class 2 terrain en route, and some minor Class 2+ scrambling, mostly on solid rock. Exposure is minimal, in any case, so just keep on huffing up this monster. We encountered several snowfield crossings on the ridge top; snow was firm but did not require traction or an axe, but be very careful nonetheless as a slip could be your last. We went over to Point 13,317 so I can't speak to conditions over to Princeton, down Grouse Canyon, etc. 
Route: Grouse Canyon approach to SE slopes
Posted On: 2019-12-08, By: bmcqueen
Info: Climbed unnamed bi yesterday from Grouse Canyon. Snowshoes necessary from 11k to 12k breaking trail through deep snow. Once above 12k, mostly rockhopped and ascended thin snow to the summit. 
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Route: Grouse canyon
Posted On: 2018-12-08, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Patchy snow until traverse in forest, then consistent snow until treeline. Put on snowshoes at treeline, upper mountain was windblown and firm. Sections of deep snow after treeline. Needed microspikes for most sections when snowshoes weren't on. 
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Route: Grouse Canyon
Posted On: 2015-06-29, By: CarpeDM
Info: Definitely a bushwhack. Getting above the creek and up the cliffs was the troublesome part (same on the return). Not sure if I did this in the safest, most efficient way. Found trail sections and cairns before and after this portion, but they were intermittent. A bit of snow up near the peak that wasn‘t much of a problem except that I was wearing summer hiking boots. I used my axe for a short bit, but I came down a way where it wasn‘t really needed. Register has been there since 1992! No pics. The ridge to Princeton still had one or two short sections of snow that was not avoidable (steep loose scree on either side). Should be gone soon. 

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