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Andrew
08-14-2006, 07:37 PM
what would be the easiar winter route to the summit of washington being that they plow the road to the jewl trail head now...seems like jewl would be not as steep but i wanted some opinions.

MtnMagic
08-17-2006, 11:24 AM
With the winds of winter whipping you and having done both trails many times, Lion Head imo is the best and easiest. If you can pick a low wind day, Jewel has the longest open exposure and views. The winter Lion Head route is the quicker way of summiting with the least exposure.