|Peak Summited||2021 Bonanza Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Spring Mountain Divide Trail|
|Road Conditions||Road rough but passable|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail difficult/impossible to navigate|
Attempted to summit Bonanza Peak 07-Mar-2021, made it to the saddle before turning around. There is a lot of snow on the trail going to the saddle. Anyone who attempts this summit needs to be in great shape and take the following equipment: ice axe, micro-spikes/crampons, gaiters (which I did not take), snowshoes (which I did not take) and hiking poles with snow baskets. I found it easier to go straight up rather than follow the trail. There are many sections of the trail where the snow is 12″-36″ deep. It makes for a long day! I would put your micro-spikes/crampons on when starting the trail as it is VERY icy on the lower section. Heading to Death Valley for this coming week so I will be back after the 14th of March for my next attempt. With snowshoes and gaiters!