For those interested in the northern end of the Whites:
I had patients in the northern end of Hwy 6 yesterday, so I took a chance in the afternoon to see how the Queen Mine Road was looking. Well, it's completely clear, the usual rough-stuff above the lower buildings/mine, but I was able to get the TOF to the upper mine at 9200ft without much problem. The road and trail above is also completely clear (save for exactly three rapidly melting and small drifts on the trail). A 4WD w/ clearance will definitely get you to the saddle at 9700ft without much effort.
Trail Canyon from where the Queen Mine trail crests the ridge:
Queen Canyon from the same spot:
Last time I was up here was my first trail hike after my knee surgery, and it's steep but then levels out across the ridge as you head to Trail Canyon Saddle.
Little tiny flowers are out (who knew the iPhone does a decent macro??):
Now, as for Boundary, well, it's dry. I couldn't see the final ramp to the summit, but since it's south-facing, I'd extrapolate that it's the normal sand-slog.
Gorgeous light as I headed for home.
All workouts should be this cool.