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 Peak:  Handies Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  B-Thom
 Date of Information:  06/12/2011
 Date Posted:  06/13/2011

Below treeline the route is very muddy and snow drifted over the trail in spots. There is enough snow below where I gained the ridge that you could probably ski a continuous line down to where it flattens out in the willows. I dropped down then regained near the lowest point of the saddle to Whitecross and it was dry rock all the way up from there.

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  • Comments or Questions

traction or flotation?     2011-06-14 19:44:54
Did you use/need microspikes or snowshoes at any point during the day? Any bad postholing? I'll be down there in a couple of weeks - I'm sure it will be more melted out by then, but I was curious whether either were needed even now. Thanks for any information.

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