7 - 8
FATMAP difficulty grade
Starting at the South Fork trail parking lot, follow the hikers trail through low elevation gain in first 3 miles.
Once in the meadow below Charleton , choose a line.
This route then climbs much steeper terrain up the NE flank of the mountain, topping out at 10,700.
Sun had created some nice soft corn sections, but still lots of variable ice and punchable crust in late Jan, 23.
Skied all the way back to car with some adventure traversing and mud puddle walking.