I could use some help for a trip Im considering the Saturday before Easter. Ive been to tucks many times in mid may, when the hiking trail is mostly dry, and the snow is in the corn cycle. Will I need crampons for the hike up to Hojos...how icy/hardpacked does the trail get. How about snowshoes below the treeline...will it already be fully packed down? Also, any estimates on how many people might be up there this time of year (assuming its decent weather, if its stormy I'll definetely stay home). Since this this is my first time earlier in the year, I'd like to make sure theres some company up there for me. Any guesses on what the snow will be like? Windpacked? Corn? I really want to go earlier than I usually do so I can experience all of the bowl (in the past only lower headwall, the gullys and hillmans are skiable) but don't want to get in over my head. Any help would really be appreciated.
[This message has been edited by powder1111 (edited March 24, 2002).]