Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  lafutura
 Date of Information:  01/26/2013
 Date Posted:  01/27/2013

there was a nice trench that was easy to follow up just past treeline, though given the snow that started falling it might be gone. microspikes essential, and once you get past treeline, it is easy to lose the trail many times over - this leads to some pretty impressive postholing. so either bring your snowshoes with you or grin and bear it (as we did).

with a combination of actually finding the trail, using gps, and the downloaded photos from, we were able to approximate a route close to the original one planned.

road all the way up to denny creek trailhead was dry when we got there, had some snow as we left, but should still be no issue for anyone in 2wd.

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Wookie Horn

I am glad it snowed
02/01/2013 16:48
Lafutura and I put in a few ”alternate” routes after losing the trail above treeline last Saturday. I imagine the wind and snow have covered our misadventures.

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