Peak:  Garfield Peak A (13er)
 Route:  Combo: Garfield from Grizzly
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  07/14/2019
 Date Posted:  07/15/2019
 Details

From the summit of Grizzly to the summit of Garfield is entirely dry. It's all easy but the vast majority of it is incredibly loose, whether it be simply walking on talus or scrambling to the summit. I dropped down a ways before making the final summit push to Garfield but you'd probably be better staying on the ridge crest for the last bit, it seemed more solid. If you're descending back to the Lincoln Creek drainage instead of McNasser Gulch do your best to go down the trail, if one exists - it would probably be at the Grizzly/Garfield saddle. I simply went down one of the west gullies (not knowing anything about the descent, since I came up Grizzly couloir) and it was steep and ridiculously loose. Thousands of vertical feet of talus and scree was slow and potentially dangerous but eventually if you follow it down into the trees (avoid the willows, the trees are easier and faster) it will spit you back out on the road. You'll probably have to hike down the road to get back to your car, there's a large avalanche blocking the road a couple of miles up from the reservoir still.



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