I basically did half of this:
Up and down the Squaw (or whatever the new politically correct name is now), up to the 3rd peak, but due to fresh snow making the rock slippery, I decided to forego the 2nd/1st peak loop and just head straight down.
Google Earth birdseye:
Google Earth 3d:
A more detailed route description is in that other trip report. Much trail work since I was here last - more wooden staircases, rock steps, minor reroutes... it is all looking very Grind-esque now.
I always like going past the Cirque of the Uncrackables:
Google Earth 3d - Squaw
The light rain turned into a light snow right around the Squaw turnoff. It didn't start accumulating until a dusting on the ground until closer to the Squaw:
Most of the climber spur/access/escape trails that I had explored last time now have signs ("valley", "viewpoint", etc.) and are probably getting more traffic now.
Squaw summit view:
Google Earth 3d - 3rd:
The snow accumulated again at the top of the gully between 2nd/3rd Chief peaks. About 1" of storm snow was sticking on the granite once you got out of the trees on the 3rd peak. Unfortunately, this made things rather slippery. I made my way up and down carefully, but decided I'd play it safe and not continue with the 2nd/1st peak loop that I had been planning. Back down the gully and out the way I came.
Chief 2nd/1st peaks from 3rd:
A note about the snow. There is not much. Nothing accumulated from past storms - the only white stuff up there is the fresh dusting from the past day or so. A day or so of mild temps and some rain to the top will take care of it all.