Indian Heaven snow conditions

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July 8th, 2013
By: Rob Stevens

Between Columbia River and Indian Heaven, trail is free of snow. Once in Indian Heaven Wilderness, snow level is above 4,000′ but not impassable. Campsites at Blue Lake are bare and dry. I believe that I was the first to make it through the entire wilderness this season. One switchback near mile 2220 is real easy to miss due to snow conditions and confusing clearing. Otherwise all snow patches are intermittent and easy to jump between bare trail sections. Trail crew was clearing downed trees as I hiked through.