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2014-06-21  Navajo Snowfield  Navajo Snowfield is in full snow climbing condition. Brainard Lake Road gate is open, but then closed at the day use area by Brainard Lake itself. There are snow drifts in the Long Lake parking lot. The trail is snow covered immediately after the start of the trail at Long Lake and covered most of the way in. Goat9   2014-06-23 1       
2012-07-01  13er combo  Approach: Dry or muddy trail. At the snowfield below the upper headwall, the dry trail switchbacks up to the right. With traction/axe, one could just go straight through the snowfield. Snow: Several hundred feet available to the Navajo/Apache saddle (big group climbed it yesterday), in the Apache couloir (discontinuous above cliffbands - dry talus above), and in Queen‘s Way (dry talus up top). Airplane looked pretty dry with one or two minor patches. Not sure what the standard dry route is up Apache, but we went just right of Apache couloir and found scree, brief 4th class, and then talus hopping. One could also go beneath the Navajo snowfield and contour right (class 2+?). The Apache-Navajo-Niwot ridges are dry. One group took a 5.easy variation up Navajo from the Apache saddle (?). The crux chimneys are also dry and in good shape. Dicker‘s is dry, as are the talus slogs to forbidden fruit. Monster5   2012-07-02  0       
2012-06-16  North face  Went up to climb the North Face of Navajo Peak this morning. No summit, the snowfield felt half way to mashed potatoes already at 8:30, seemed early, but we decided to bail anyways. Rock to the summit above the snowfield looked pretty clear. Bailing proved to be a good decision as, by 11 am, all the peaks were enshrouded in dark clouds. Apache couloir is in except a small constriction near the top. Queensway also looks pretty good. Airplane gully still has quite a bit of snow in it as well. Surprisingly the western most of the SW couloirs on Shoshoni looks like it‘s still a pretty good climb and is filled in excepting a little thin at the technical rock constriction. A scuba suit would be recommended for portions of the trail above Lake Isabelle. davey_rocket   2012-06-16 1       

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