Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  bforrest
 Date of Info:  07/12/2020
 Date Posted:  07/14/2020
 Details

Trail is clear as day. One small snow patch on east slopes ascent can be easily avoided. Route finding wasn't as tough as expected. Just keep an eye out for cairns at all times. Honestly thought the ascent up the side of the mountain to the ridge was far, far more difficult than the ridge itself. I've never seen anything so steep for so long! Made the descent pretty tough too. Hiked into Crater Lake to camp night before. Took a taxi from Aspen to TH, then hitchhiked (with masks) to Aspen Highlands and grabbed free bus back to town. Overall, felt this hike was more difficult than Capitol.


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 Comments or Questions
jharned

reply
07/15/2020 10:33
Do you attribute the difficulty to technical effort or commitment effort?


ifyem
Permit
07/21/2020 14:12
Thanks for the report! So you don't need a permit to camp at Crater Lake? Thanks!


ifyem
Permit
07/21/2020 14:12
Thanks for the report! So you don't need a permit to camp at Crater Lake? Thanks!



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