This trailhead is OPEN and the road is clear of debris. Summit passes, wilderness permits, and packout bags are available and the bathrooms are open. No water is available at any of the trailheads.
The route is in good shape and mostly free of snow. Dirt from Mud Creek Canyon often blows up onto the snow, exacerbating snowmelt. The crux of climbing this route in good conditions is the approach. Low angle terrain comprises most of this route. Still, ice axe, crampons, a helmet, and a beacon, shovel and probe are strongly advised. Check the weather, know the route, and be prepared.