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    Question Summit tomorrow via Lions Head

    I just joined this Forum today and am looking forward to learning more about MW and spending time hiking/climbing it.
    I am doing a solo summit via the Lions Head trail tomorrow (Monday, May 21st). Anyone know if crampons are still needed? Any other comments/suggestions. I do have basic+ mountaineering experience.
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    i cant answer your questions but welcome neighbor I'm In Lancaster

    are you going up for a vacation
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    Default Hi Neighbor\\

    I'm here for just a few days ... preparing for a Mt. Kikimanjaro climb in July and need to hike as high and as much as I can fit in before that.

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    well have fun and be safe .with the way the cams look it looks like rain so i hope it stops for tomorrow.
    when you get home post any pictures you have and let us know how your hike went .
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    I climbed to the summit on the 12th via Lions Head Summer route. There was snow in the trees but I was able to bare boot through it. Once I got to the snowfield I decided to use my crampons & axe but I could have traversed the section in bare boots & axe for safety. With all of the rain that has been falling I wonder what the conditions are going to be like tomorrow... I would bring the axe & crampons just in case.

    Please, Please, Please report back to us on the condition of the Lions Head trail. I plan on another ascent via that route & any info you can provide on the condition of the trail is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Summit Via Lions Head

    Here is an update on my hike on May 21st via Lions Head. Despite a light freezing rain half way up and ominuous clouds hovering over the mountain I successfully summited and had a great day! There was some slushy snow on the lower parts of Lions Head and on the summit dome but bare boots were adequate ... although I did periodically pop on my "Trek Trackers" (well worth it for $20). A mountaineering axe is handy on Lions Head and the dome.
    I'll post some pics if I can figure out how.
    Hike safe!
    Don

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    How was the snow on the trail in the trees? Did you have any trouble with the snowfield or has it melted away?

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    Any pics yet??


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