Peak:  "Igloo Peak" (13er)
 Route:  North Ridge from Independence Pass
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  kingshimmers
 Date of Info:  07/07/2019
 Date Posted:  07/08/2019
 Details

The trail starts out wet from Independence pass, and there are still two fairly large, relatively flat snow fields to cross as you travel southwest. The snow is heavily suncupped but still deep enough to posthole up to mid-thigh in places. Waterproof footwear and gaiters are necessary, but traction isn't needed. Above ~12,300' the trail is dry to the summit, though there are still large cornices breaking away on the east side of the ridge that are pretty cool to see.


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