Peak:  Horseshoe Mountain (13er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  madadraw1
 Date of Info:  05/24/2019
 Date Posted:  05/24/2019
Details

Safe option for a summit/ski on Avy day at "Considerable." Had to park at Leavick site. See TH report. Started 7AM, back at car by Noon. Snow was soft and fluffy mostly in the AM. But, more consolidated/firm when making approach to Peerless-Horseshoe saddle. Last 20-50 feet of vert to saddle was icy. Then, on/off rocks from saddle to summit. Left skis at saddle. Easy enough to boot up/down the rest. Decent amount of clouds out but still plenty of sun on snow. Minimal icy section to ski down at start of saddle. Then started to get soft right away. But, firm enough for a nice ride back to car. Lots of wind loading the East aspect and boudoir couloir. Wind was coming from East and NE entire time I was up there.


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