North Gate trailhead is OPEN.
This is an excellent route and it is still in good shape. This side of the mountain gets hammered by the wind. Always be on the lookout for potentially weak snow bridges, especially on warm days. The route is partially snow covered with several sections of bare ground and rock exposed at this time. Study the route ahead of time and have solid mountaineering skills for this climb. If you stay on route, you do not cross any glaciers and can avoid brining glacial travel equipment. Let us know if you have questions, 530-926-4511.