Peak:  James Peak (13er)
 Route:  Standard
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  pthomps17
 Date of Info:  06/30/2019
 Date Posted:  07/01/2019
 Details

Very close to full summer conditions. Microspikes still recommended for ascending the glacier as it hasn't melted out enough to walk on the trail. Glacier was about half the size when I was there in 2017 as it is now, which is great! Above the glacier, full summer conditions on the standard route with the exception of one 100-yard snow crossing at about 12,750 feet (you'll still posthole here so be prepared for that). Great conditions up there! Get there early to avoid massive crowds on the glacier on your descent.



 Comments or Questions
billgilmore
snow field
07/01/2019 16:43
Thanks - how deep was the snow?


pthomps17
snow field
07/02/2019 11:48
I post holed to about my knee. The trail is mostly hard-packed so you might get lucky, but I post holed for about 5-10 steps and it wasn't fun haha. No post holing on the glacier though, even in the heat of the day. Just consider bringing your gaiters for that upper portion I mentioned. It will probably be around for a week or two more.



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