Peak:  "Lackawanna" (13er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Count40
 Date of Info:  06/29/2018
 Date Posted:  06/30/2018
 Details

Something which may be of use. It is easy trail, but you would still like to spend more time on hiking.

Dry-boot creek crossing (no photos, battery flat on the way back, sorry).

North Fork creek crossing points of choice:
-couple of conveniently placed rocks about 100 feet upstream from that car crossing
-much further up, about three hundred yards, mostly meant for those going to Champion, similar crossing, six or seven rocks two or three feet apart. Just like that first one, water flows over most of these, perhaps half inch, not enough to get into your boots. As for location of this second point, it is about 100 feet downstream from that point where two inclined logs cross the creek (creek right about 4 inch diameter, creek left about 10 inch diameter)
For both crossings, carefully placed poles are essential.

May be of interest to some, a bunch of elks, number I am not quite used to seeing around, 50 or so of them. Tried to add photos, but it crashed couple of times. Elks were below that south PT 13660 ridge, facing Independence Pass. Can see them only once you get about half way up the slope from the timberline




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