|Peak:||La Plata Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||11/03/2012|
This route is basically snow/ice free all the way to the summit. Their were a couple of small patches(no more than 10 ft) in the trees that had a little packed snow/ice and along the summit ridge their were a couple of patches of snow that were easily avoidable. The marshy meadow was frozen on the way up and muddy on the way down, with careful navigation I was able to keep my feet clean and dry. Absolutly no need for gaiters, spikes etc.
FYI...there is a tree that has fallen in front of the road about 200 yards from the trailhead. I don't care if you have a monster truck your not getting past it.