Turner Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2022-07-30, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Summer conditions all the way to Summit. D_Baker and I missed a well established trail in the forest that takes you to the beginning of the SW ridge and ended up hiking the Osbourne Creek drainage and from there hiking up the E saddle& ridge of Turner ,which was great too. On the way back once down from the ridge we did find the trail in the forest and it took us all the way back to the cars. Summit register dates back to 1998 and a Jade Dragon protects the mtn. Awesome day!. 
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Route: From Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2022-06-10, By: HikerGuy
Info: No change from 6/2 condition report. There are a few snowfields on the north side of 12,581 that you cannot avoid. 
Route: West ridge from Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2022-06-02, By: xcrunner365
Info: This route is 95% dry, with only a few snowfields on the east ridge of pt. 12,581 that you cannot avoid. 
Route: From Denny Creek
Posted On: 2022-04-09, By: yaktoleft13
Info: Trail to Hartenstein Lake is 99% snow-covered. Booted till the second trail split (the one after the Yale split), then wore snowshoes until I reached the upper bench below the saddle. Easy to rock-hop up and around the unranked 12er, other than a few short snow sections (one of which was a hard slab). The last push to the summit can be largely talus-hopped. was able to price together at least 600 vert of glissades on the way down. Wore snowshoes from the end of the glissades until I hit the Yale split again. One gps read 9.3 mi, the usually more accurate one read 9.9. Fun, quick route 
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Route: Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2021-10-18, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: GORGEOUS DAY! Started 10:15a, stayed on the ridge, after leaving the CDT/CT at the 1st saddle. 1-8" of soft snow between first bump to the 2nd saddle (pic #1). Then skirted the next bump on dry tundra. Reversed track, in lieu of dropping to the valley. Southern aspects are ~99.911% snow free. Windblown ridges with a little snow. Just enough snow on/between the talus (at the final pitch to the summit) to be quite annoying (pic #2, more snow than pic shows). Wet, snowy, boots slipped on top of the rocks and snow hid obstacles/gaps between the rocks. Didn't seem worth putting on micro spikes, but may have helped. Brought, but didn't use: snowshoes, micros, gaiters, ice axe, and extra socks. Sunk in to mid shin at times, but feet stayed dry...ish.... Bluebird day and temps warmed to the 40s at 13k, was in 2 long sleeved shirts, no gloves, and hot. Snow softened on the return. With the current forecast, this area could have another beautiful weekend, with little snow to contend with. 
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Route: From Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2021-10-05, By: Jan van Tilburg
Info: Still summer conditions. On north side spots of snow. All the mnts to the south had snow on them. Found the register with a pencil. Found another one on the ground at the summit. So now there are two pencils. On the way to Turner I went over the mountain in between (PT 12,681). On the way back I skirted that mountain and I regretted it. A slog talus fest. Next time (?) I'll go through the valley (South Texas creek, north of PT12,681) then to the saddle. 
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Route: Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2021-09-01, By: Jay521
Info: Took a writing instrument but couldn't find the register... 
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Route: Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2021-08-27, By: angry
Info: It's still summer. Register needs a writing instrument. 
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Route: From Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2021-06-28, By: CaptainSuburbia
Info: Snow was avoidable on route over Pt 12581 to Turner summit. There was no fresh snow from recent storm. On descent I went under Pt 12581 to the north and crossed several small snowfields. 
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Route: Southeast Face
Posted On: 2021-05-13, By: 123tqb
Info: Horrible tight bushwack to around 12000ft, as per usual from what I gather. Icy snow top to bottom. 
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Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2020-06-06, By: supranihilest
Info: OK, yes, I have two reports for the same peak. Sue me. After the rain, hail, and wind stopped I went back for another beating, this time starting from a large pulloff on the southern side of the road. The route ascends steeply through the forest towards the 12,581/Turner saddle, essentially. The route naturally funnels that way. Contour under 12,581 and Turner becomes obvious above treeline. Cross some marshy flats then ascend steeply towards the ridge crest. There's some loose stuff but not bad. The final summit block is rocky Class 2/Class 2+, mostly stable. 
Route: From Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-06, By: supranihilest
Info: Note: I did not summit due to freezing rain. There are two or three small snow patches leading up to treeline which have wet but supportive snow. There's one large snow patch prior to the summit of Point 12,581 that's avoidable. From there the snow down to the saddle can be avoided and the ascent up Turner is dry. The saddle between 12,581 and Turner is rather deep, just an FYI. 
Route: From Denny Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-05, By: Jay521
Info: Bring your patience and willow bashing skills if you want to get this one in the next week or so - Willows or soft, deep snow are your choices. 
Route: West Ridge from Cottonwood
Posted On: 2019-09-09, By: Flyingfish
Info: Summer a few snow patches on the north side of Turner but all avoidable. 
Route: Denny Creek Trailhead
Posted On: 2017-06-18, By: JasonKline
Info: Route from Denny Creek trailhead to Harenstein Lake was free of snow. The creeks were running high, so one or two crossings were wet. After Harenstein Lake, the westward bushwhack to the north slope of Turner was still snow-covered and wet with lots of drainage below the snow and some post-holing. The bushwhack wasn't so fun on the way up, when I went too far south; it was a lot easier on the way back when I followed a sparse path that ended up near the northern part of the lake. There's still a decent amount of snow on the north side of Turner, but it is possible to find a route the entire way up that avoids snow and isn't steep if you don't mind going a little out of the way. 
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