Peak:  Grizzly Peak D (13er)
 Route:  Grizzly and Cupid from Loveland Pass
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  kingshimmers
 Date of Info:  11/11/2017
 Date Posted:  11/15/2017
Details

Trail is well-broken and starts through patchy snow, ice, and rock up from Loveland Pass to the ridge (photo #1). From there, the ridge is fairly patchy/bare until you reach Cupid. There is packed-down snow on the trail, but easy to walk on without traction. Past Cupid there are some sections with deeper snow, but still avoidable. Walking through the snow was easier though as it was less icy. The final push up to grizzly alternates between completely snow-free rock (solid and loose), mostly avoidable small ice patches, and avoidable snow sections (though again, generally easier to utilize these). Cornices are forming on the east side of the ridge. I used winter boots, but no poles or traction. It was slippery in spots, but there is too much exposed rock for traction devices to be of much use right now.


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