Join Date: May 2009
Location: Behind the Face Mask
No to microspikes
Ridge itself will be dry, but there will be drifts of snow, possibly deep on Aster approach as well on 3 Isle lakes side. I believe it is doable, but 2 iffy spots will be 1) Hidden lake (as Kelly says, but this is mere annoyance) 2) Headwall on Aster hike in -- this can actually get quite tricky if not dry & slip can have some consequences, so suit yourself. Drop from the ridge on 3 Isle lakes side will probably be a glissade & actually a highlight.
If you go, do post condition update/pics please, as I am also thinking heading that way (once world cup in soccer is over, lol)