Peak:  Mt. Elbert (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  LizWeiss
 Date of Information:  03/16/2013
 Date Posted:  03/17/2013

We climbed Mt. Elbert starting at the lower TH off of Hwy 82 near Twin Lakes (12ish miles round trip). The trail is very well packed down up to treeline, and we only needed microspikes. At treeline the trail becomes a bit vague due to high winds that swept footprints away, but if you know the route you can make it to the top easily. We ditched our snowshoes once we saw the switchbacks and definitely did not need them. Poor conditions at the summit due to high winds and snow, but a great day none the less!

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  • Comments or Questions

Thanks for the latest comdition report
03/20/2013 03:57
It's really nice to know the latest condition. We will climb Mt Elbert in the early morning around 3am on Saturday(03/23/2013). Thanks!


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