|Peak:||Mt. Elbert (14er)|
|Date of Information:||02/11/2012|
Mostly packed trail/ trough from 2WD TH all the way to ridge except for the clearing just before treeline-- test for the packed trail somewhere to your right! It was obscured by fresh snow so we missed it on the way up, but it‘s there somewhere... Don‘t venture into the left/middle as we did--> sank in hip-deep pow despite snowshoes = exhausting. Found the packed trail on the way back. I‘d recommend keeping snowshoes on until after passing the "small point" on your left above treeline (12,500‘~+ ). Not much snow on the ridge so Microspikes or bareboot thereafter ok.
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