|Peak:||Mt. Ouray (13er)|
|Route:||Marshall Pass (South to West ridges)|
|Date of Information:||11/17/2012|
From 285, Drove to the top of Marshall Pass in my stock explorer. There is packed snow on much, but not all, of the road once you start heading up to the pass - more the higher you drive. Most 2WDs could probably get to the Marshall Pass TH (about 200 yards from the actual pass), but the snow the rest of the way wasn‘t quite as packed down.
There‘s boot-deep snow in the trees, then the snow tapers off the higher we hiked. There was some frost on the shaded rocks above 13,500 ish. We hiked the ridge from the top of the pass all the way to the summit. I don‘t think the conditions would be much different if you were to start from the Marshall Pass TH.
The summit was covered in clouds on 11/18/12 so conditions are probably a little different now.
Pic 1 - the route from above tree line
Pic 2 - looking back on our route from high up
Pic 3 - The road a little below the Marshall Pass TH on the way out.
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