|Peak:||Mt. Audubon (13er)|
|Date of Info:||01/04/2020|
From winter TH to the Mitchell Lake TH parking lot the going is quick. Hardpack with sections of road still usable. From the upper TH, I could not find the trail to save my life. Just set a bearing and used my compass to blaze a trail up to treeline. Snowshoes mandatory through the forest. Once on the tundra, I stashed the snowshoes. The wind was brutal which seems to be common here. I attempted this in '16 and quit due to 60mph gusts and today was similar. Wind also so loud I nearly quit due to noise stress. But persevered and made it to summit. Traction not needed at any point. Some massive lion tracks had stalked my snow trench between my ascent and descent so be aware. 7 hours exactly to the top and 3:50 to return to car. Absolutley beautiful day and the only soul on the mountain.
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