|Peak:||Mt. Audubon (13er)|
|Date of Information:||01/06/2013|
Brainard Lake road to Mitchell lake trail-head has enough snow to cross country ski to, but it will be gone soon as the road was already showing bare spots. The Brainard lake snowshoe trail is well packed. Route finding on the Audubon trail becomes difficult as you reach the first switchbacks in tree line. The snow was very soft even in the early morning. You WILL post hole even with snowshoes! Be ready to dig yourself out a few times and take gaiters. Once out of tree line the route gets better as the snow is blown off the mountain. Bring your micros! I tried to descend without mine on and regret the decision. The wind was strong as normal with Audubon. You are welcome to PM me with any questions.