Difficult Snow in Stormy Lake Region

June 21st, 2023
By: Mike Goetze

June 17/18: Lots of snow still on the trail from Irish Taylor until about 2 miles south of Elk Lake Trail. Bare trail in some stretches, but much of it covered with crusty drifted snow. Very hard hiking. Frequent post-holing. Drifts up to 6 ft high. Constantly going up drifts and back down. Very difficult trail finding. GPS /trail app a must. Not a place for casual hikers right now.