I had an early start to climb the scramble route on Temple. We left the parking lot at 0530 and it was already half-full. At that time, we were the first on the trail but from the top of sentinel pass, we were able to see another party make its way behind us. At least 3 other groups start the scramble that day.
The trail is full of loose rock and human trigger rock fall are likely. The trail is dry and in good condition otherwise. A small patch of snow (picture attached) is present in the gully before the crux of the route (second rock band).
Some bright Orange trail marker can be found all the way up to the summit. You will still need some route finding skills since the marker are not always visible, especially on the way down.
- ridge to the summit
- snow patch in the gully before second rockband