Mt.Hope, June 19, 2016
Hiked Mt.Hope trail this Sunday. The route is a bit bushy, wet and muddy, but easy to follow. First snow patches appear at about 1750m, there is more white stuff at 1800m and higher, but snowcover is intermittent. Also there was fresh snow above 1800m.
Mt.Hope FSR is in decent condition for the first ~5.1km, the next kilometre after the creek with no bridge is very rough, somewhat steep and overgrown, after that the road is ok again with some waterbars.
There is a sign at the 5.1km creek crossing warning hikers about poor road conditions ahead and recommending parking right there. Parking at the creek adds about 3.3km each way.
Next time I'll heed the warning and hike extra kms.