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Old 01-16-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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Conditions can vary from day to day and hour to hour, but without crampons I'd avoid any of the open rocky topped summits like Wright or Algonquin. You may hit a day when microspikes would be fine for the ascent but an hour later they're just not quite grippy enough for the descent.

That being said - for one of the High Peaks, I'd suggest Cascade, Lower Wolf Jaw from the AMR, or Phelps.

Have you considered car camping at one of the Heart Lake lean-to's ? You could bring most everything but the kitchen sink...
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