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Mosquito Pass area conditions

Colorado 13er peak questions, condition requests and other info. 13er Trip Reports, Condition Reports
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Mosquito Pass area conditions

Postby Eph 2 5 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:28 am

I was wondering if anyone knows what the snow conditions are like on the 13ers near Mosquito Pass (Mosquito Pk., Treasurevault, etc.). I was also wondering what the road conditions are like heading up towards Mosquito Pass from the Alma side. I've seen the recent trip report and peak conditions report but I'm wondering how much snow fell the past couple days. I saw that the Buckskin Joe Snotel site had 3" but that's fairly low in elevation. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Mosquito Pass area conditions

Postby Ress_PA » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:51 am

I can't specifically vouch for Mosquito Pass/ Peak, but will try to offer some help. I was up on Quandary's east ridge yesterday so at least within 10 miles. There was a decent amount of fresh snow, probably about 4 to 6 inches from the trail head (approx 11,000) up to about 12,200. Past 12,200 it got a little deeper, from that point it just depended on the shape of the mountain, the ridge sections were blown fairly shallow but the wide slopes held about 8 to 18 inches in parts. I know its a completely different mountain but I hope this helps a little bit at least.

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Re: Mosquito Pass area conditions

Postby LBDQ » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:25 pm

I live on said pass, still not enough snow to ski, hiking is fine with gaiters. Windy lately, bring your anchor. The road is open to timberline, but will be drifted over soon, adding about two miles to the approach.

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