Peak:  "Electric Pass Peak" (13er)
 Route:  From Cathedral Lake Trailhead
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  WildWanderer
 Date of Info:  11/15/2019
 Date Posted:  11/16/2019
 Details

Road clear from Ashcroft to dirt turnoff, then the road is icy. Trail is very icy until treeline. The willows are full of sugary snow someone postholed 12 inches at a time in for about a mile what looks like a few days ago. I tried to pack down their posthole trail with my snowshoes in the afternoon. Microspikes not needed in the morning, but necessary in the afternoon. I wore spikes to treeline and snowshoes to the ridge. Trail ended in the basin due to snow so this class 1 hike became a class 2 hike. Ridge varied from bare to areas where traction was very helpful, so I kept my spikes on here as well. Lots of mixed conditions all over this hike. I brought an ice axe (and I'd recommend it) but didn't need it.


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