|Peak:||Mt. Hope A (13er)|
|Route:||East Ridge from Sheep Gulch TH|
|Date of Information:||06/09/2012|
Drove my Aveo to the Sheep Gulch TH. 2.5 hours from my home in Security Colorado, I hate that road, so much washboard, but it is doable with my Aveo so I can‘t complain about being able to get to this great area. The hope pass trail is free from all snow, and is pretty steep. The east ridge is free of all snow from Hope Pass to the summit. I suggest staying on the ridge line, the microwave size boulders on the South East slopes are very loose, kinda dangerous, but the ridge is nice and mostly stable. The Southeast ridge still has snow, even saw someone glissade down. The wind was blowing hard today. I did not find the lost camera I will upload a few pics soon, they need to get developed.