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Has anyone been into Eagle Cap yet this year? As usual, I' can't get any good info from the ranger. I was planning on going over polaris pass, but from what I remember, the west side of the pass is really steep. I'm sure it is very dangerous, when it's covered in snow. Any info will be helpful.
We ended up seeing most of the rest of the area, and found everything else pretty much snow-free. Please see my trip report re things like crowds, bugs & crossings.
So we did come across about four snow piles we had to cross from Aneriod to Polaris, all were easily negotiable except the last pile at Polaris. It took us about 20 min to get all four of my hiking party up and across the last snow pile at the top of Polaris, it was like a giant ledge just before the crest of the pass on the east side. We had to send someone around the snow on the loose rock with a rope to haul our packs up and then we found a smaller section of snow to climb up and over. There was only a few small sections of blowdown on the west side of polaris and headed back up to Frazier Lake from the river crossing. As well as some snow patches on the trail from Fraizier to Glacier Pass and I think one or two patches on the north side of Glacier pass. Everyhting else was claer and easy.
From what I have read so far, no one has attempted it and we may end up having to go around through Hawkens pass like everyone else.