|Peak:||Mt. Audubon (13er)|
|Date of Information:||04/20/2012|
Failed attempt at Audubon today. Turned around on the ridge around 12,000 feet due to very strong winds (much stronger than forecast) and low/no visibility. I was able to ride my bike to within a quarter mile of Brainard lake. There was about 6 inches of fresh snow on top of hard pack snow in the trees from the Mitchell lake trailhead.
I broke trail to the ridge so there is a decent path now, none existed this morning. Snowshoes were needed today but they may not be necessary now. I don't have any updates on the ridge to the summit as I didn't see the mountain all day. Below are pictures of the view from Brainard and the turn off to the Mitchell lake road. My camera froze up so I don't have any other photos. Hope this helps someone!
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