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 Peak:  Mt. Bierstadt (14er)
 Route:  Bierstadt, Sawtooth, Evans
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  I Man
 Date of Information:  01/06/2013
 Date Posted:  01/07/2013
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Paul (CaptainP) and I hiked Biersadt and Evans on Sunday the 6th. Paul used the Grant side approach, and got stuck in his truck, needing chains to get out. He parked at the gate. I took the Georgetown approach and enjoyed a well groomed road to the gate closure. We each left the car at 730am and met at the TH at 8am. The roads are well groomed and go by quickly. The trail to Bierstadt is boot packed and the upper slopes are not holding much snow. The Sawtooth is a different story. The east side was completely covered. An ice axe is 100% necessary. The west side ledges are holding enough snow to catch your attention. I have done the Sawtooth in summer, and fall, and found this trip to be a much more difficult and committing. The trail to Evans has snow, but snowshoes are not needed. We descended the dreaded willows route and were ecstatic to find a well packed trench leading all the way back to the main trail. We did not use snowshoes (or bring them). I used microspikes. Paul did not. Sorry, I donít have any good photos of the ĎTooth.


  • Comments or Questions (2)
MountainHiker


Sawtooth Photo     2013-01-07 21:45:06
1-6-13 from Mount Wilcox


blazintoes


Newbie on the Sawtooth     2013-01-09 06:57:15
This was my first winter climb and what an awesome experience it was. At about 11:30 I could see your footprints from the top of Bierstadt and decided to go for the Sawtooth. Thanks for the good line! Yes an ax is mandatory. I ignorantly didn't have one Also, at about 10am I watched a small pack of wolves devour a deer just to the South of the main TH. I filed a report with the CO division of Wildlife. I thought wolves were extricated from the State??



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