Peak:  Unnamed 13374 (13er)
 Route:  East Slopes from Frenchman Creek
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  06/07/2020
 Date Posted:  06/07/2020

The Frenchman Creek Road is closed just a few tenths of a mile off US 24. This closure lasts until June 30th and adds 3.25 miles and 1,700 vert (one way) to any route done from there. We hiked the road until it becomes merely a trail, then took the Colorado Trail north, across Frenchman Creek, then cut west straight into the forest. The route is pretty obvious - go up. There was no snow of consequence on the route but some marshy ground up high above treeline. The first summit you see is a false summit. Plenty of rock on the route but mostly stable.

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 Comments or Questions

06/29/2020 08:48
Any downed trees along the road? I'm hoping to drive up Frenchman Creek the weekend of the 4th.


Downed trees
06/29/2020 15:40
Not that I remember, no. I believe the road was clear to the upper trailhead.

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