|Peak:||Mt. Eolus (14er)|
|Route:||Chicago Basin Approach|
|Posted By:||Wish I lived in CO|
|Date of Information:||07/18/2011|
There are some good sized snow fields left in the upper basin (below Eolus). The upper quarter of the basin "trail" is covered up, but the snow can be bypassed. That is until right below the ramp where a 50 or so feet run of snow exists. Though a relatively short section an ice axe not a bad idea there. The ramp itself has quite a bit of meltwater running down it - be careful. Snow is avoidable or nearly avoidable the rest of the way up to the catwalk. Snow free on catwalk. Almost no snow on Eolus itself, avoidable.