Skyline Current conditions anyone?

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Skyline Current conditions anyone?

Postby Carl F » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi all, stuck in San Diego so sometimes hard to piece together conditions and come up with a safe plan. I would like to do Skyline Sat AM but have not seen any successful trip reports (just rescues) since the snow covered all those downed trees. I have the GPS coordinates so won't be completely lost but would have more confidence driving all the way up there if the trail was established. Can anyone chime in on the navigability of the trail starting at the trailhead (Flat Rock being the trailhead)...

Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays to all!!
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Re: Skyline Current conditions anyone?

Postby neverwashasbeen » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:10 pm

I went up Sunday, the trail is well tracked. Snow starts on the traverse and there is only partial coverage, but what is there is often icy. Microspikes and trekking poles seem to be the preferred gear for the conditions.
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Re: Skyline Current conditions anyone?

Postby ShawnBot » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:42 am

Went up Skyline yesterday (Sat, Jan 12). Beautiful day. Bit windy up tram, but not bad. Snow starts in earnest at Flat Rock and full coverage from Traverse on. Wet packed with steps, so no need for snowshoes or even gators, but waterproof boots / shoes recommended. Snow was soft midday, so didn't even need Kahtoolas, but poles were helpful and it could've been icier earlier / later in the day.
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