|Peak:||Mt. Guyot (13er)|
|Date of Information:||11/24/2012|
Road to trailhead parking and the actual trailhead are essentially dry--trail leading up from the road can be done in boots--I wore microspikes for a little added traction but not necessary-post-holed a bit to the knees before gaining the ridge but didn't regret leaving the snowshoes in the Jeep. I climbed to the ridge on what is recommended as the summer route on the 13ers page--it was deceiving--the snow didn't look that deep but I did plunge to mid-calf at times and there were areas hard/compacted icy snow underneath--didn't expect to need the ice axe but glad I was carrying it! Ridge to summit was pretty much windblown or compacted snow-no ice to deal with-this day the winds were high and sustained--made the ridge walk to the summit more interesting! Descended on the ridge into the trees then followed a game trail through soft snow back to the trail--didn't relish the thought of coming down the slippery slope again! Unless we get more snowfall, snowshoes unnecessary! Such a gorgeous mountain! Picture is looking down the ridge.
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