Peak:  Horseshoe Mountain (13er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  CatsAreMyFriends
 Date of Info:  06/30/2018
 Date Posted:  06/30/2018
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The trail is entirely free of ice except for one snowfield right at the beginning of the trail/4x4 road, which will prevent most cars from driving beyond the 11,900 parking pulloff (I imagine that even most jeeps could not clear the snowfield currently). Driving over the alternative upper road might be possible, but it appeared to be very swampy from afar. In any case, beautiful hike with very few other hikers on the trail/road up. Somewhat windy with moderate gusts (enough to push us around a little) in the Peerless saddle. The trail had very minor mud in some areas.

The smoke from the Weston Pass fire was visible, but did not affect hiking or views of most other peaks in any serious way.



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