|Peak:||Missouri Mountain (14er)|
|Route:||Northwest Ridge from Missouri Gulch|
|Date of Information:||10/14/2012|
Dry up to the creek crossing, then 1-2 inches of packed snow/ice to the cabin ruins. 2-4 inches of until the turnoff at Elkhead Pass that was melting quickly by the time I left. The ridge had a few spots with knee deep snow, especially at the crux drop down. Gaiters are recommended, spikes are helpful (until the snow softens up later in the day).
Photo 3 - Crux downclimb
Photo 4 - Looking towards Iowa/Emerald
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