|Peak:||Mt. Audubon (13er)|
|Date of Info:||06/28/2020|
Climbed Audubon via the SE ridge, traversed to Paiute and then descended the Paiute/Toll saddle. Winter gate is still in place, scheduled to open on July 1st though.
Almost all of the route is summer conditions until the Toll-Paiute saddle. Some snow fields but mostly avoidable. 'The Notch' on the SE ridge was 100% snow free on the climbing section. Where present, the snow was firm enough to not require flotation all the way until 10:30 when I made it past all the snow on the descent (it was a cloudy morning though).
Nice glissade from the Toll-Paiute saddle, intermittent snow drifts all the way to Mitchell Lake.
Photo 1: SE ridge of Audubon
Photo 2: SE ridge of Audubon
Photo 3: Paiute looking back on traverse from Audubon
Photo 4: Brainard lake basin
Photo 5: Snowfield from Toll-Paiute saddle
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