|Peak:||Mt. Evans (14er)|
|Route:||West Ridge via Chicago Creek|
|Date of Information:||02/08/2013|
Road was clear all the way to Guanella camprground. The snow was packed all the way to just below the Bierstadt TH. Creek was frozen and i would recommend staying on the creek as much as possible if you do not have snow shoes. We post holed most of the way until we hit the frozen creek between the trees. The gully was clear and not to difficult to climb. My hiking partner bailed at about 12,500 due to fatigue. I made it to 14,0012 before bailing to extremely high winds that were not forecasted.
P.S. I'm working in evergreen and can see Evans from the jobsite. There is a lot more snow on the summit as of 2/14/2013. There was no snow on the summit, the day of my hike.