|Peak:||Kit Carson Peak (14er)|
|Route:||From Challenger Point|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||06/08/2012|
The first part of the Kit Carson Avenue before the first "Notch" required ice axe and crampons. The ice was hard to penetrate in some sections and was covered with 2-6 inches of very soft grainy snow on top. I estimate this will not be the case in 2-3 weeks.
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