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 Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  tjerasdave
 Date of Information:  09/18/2012
 Date Posted:  09/18/2012
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Did Castle and Conundrum on 18 Sep. There's some snow on the route and although it is melting I suspect it will be around for a couple days. Microspikes were not needed today but with another freeze on the horizon tonight, it might be a good idea to bring them tomorrow.


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  • Comments or Questions (3)
HikerGuy

Thanks!     2012-09-19 00:22:10
Thanks for the update. Planning on this combo for this coming Saturday, 9/22.


mkim822


a few ?'s...     2012-09-19 17:48:04
do you know what the distance is between castle and conundrum peaks? and is there a trail coming down the saddle between the 2 peaks back to the main trail?


tjerasdave


answers     2012-09-21 12:57:13
They are pretty close; it took us about 15 minutes to get to Conundrum from Castle. There is a gully that goes down the saddle between the 2. It's loose but manageable. When you get to the lake, start going to your right and rejoin the trail. We went left and got on to a steep, nasty snowd/ice slope



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