Peak:  "Lackawanna" (13er)
 Route:  Southwest Gully
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Thevirtualsherpa
 Date of Info:  05/21/2020
 Date Posted:  05/21/2020

Lackawanna is quickly on its way out for the season. Per previous report, snow is in from about 11,000 to a couple of hundred yards from summit...for climbing that is. Descending is another issue. Great turns to be had from about 500 yards down from the summit to base of upper slope. From there, there are several growing patches of rock that can't be avoided. After walking a bit, you can ski/ride another couple hundred vertical feet down to about 12,000 but below that its a rock field in the snow and even with the world's "rockiest" skis, is not skiable (shown in pics)

Very hard freeze which allowed me to start late and drop in around 12:00 from the summit. Down to the car in 30 mins from there . Beautiful day and glad to have finally checked this one off the list, even if it was on its last legs for the season.

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