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cullenk.eip
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PostWed May 17, 2023 11:13 pm 
Has anyone hiked to the Hidden Lake Lookout already this season? Looking to hike it this weekend, bringing crampons and skis/skins. NPS states that the road is closed, but I thought Id see if anyone has made it to the trailhead this season with their vehicle, or how far up you can make it. Any current avalanche conditions would be appreciated too if anyone has been up very recently. Is the big cornice still prevalent? Any wet slabs already broken? Thanks!

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PostThu May 18, 2023 9:16 am 
The summer trail travels through high avalanche potential terrain in upper Sibley creek. There is a rib that leaves the road at 3000 ft that avoids that exposure. Remote sensing indicates that is already melted out below 4400. Following the summer trail until it crosses Sibley creek , but then heading SE through the forest instead of crossing the creek will avoid exposure to those high potential avalanche slopes. There is a very nice ski run NE from the Summit (not the lookout) down to a lake at 5800. The ski run from the lookout down to Hidden Lake is also good, but less wide open and more subject to debris falling from either side.

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PostThu May 18, 2023 2:30 pm 
Awesome advice! I see the rib on CalTopo. Thanks!

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PostSun Aug 06, 2023 8:38 pm 
Sibley Creek Rd #1540. Anybody know if it's driveable? I see no TRs here or on WTA (odd cause it's such a popular hike).

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PostSun Aug 06, 2023 8:53 pm 
There are a few TRs on WTA from within the last week that mention road conditions. Oddly they didn't come up in WTA's TR search for me but they do show up on the hiking guide page: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hidden-lake-lookout

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PostSun Aug 06, 2023 9:10 pm 
Thank you. Useful. Weird that they don't show up in a WTA TR search. Appreciate your help. People post all these long TRs, and all I wanna know is whether the road/trail is open.

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PostSun Aug 06, 2023 9:18 pm 
I suspect there's something wrong with the WTA search function. It's not been working well lately.

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