Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Moogie737
 Date of Info:  07/31/2020
 Date Posted:  08/03/2020
 Details

We drove in Thursday a.m. at 6 o'clock and had to park along the road. The logjam was easier to cross than it had been one month before. Found a decent camping site at 11:30. Climbed the peak on Friday; used the grassy slopes to avoid the upper portion of scree along the gully. There are two distinct cairns marking the crossing point. Be advised, the grassy trail is really steep in spots. On the ascent we had trouble finding the cairns leading to the standard crossover point on the ridge but coming down it was much easier to see the cairns. No weather until we began the willow-choked trail around the lake. Beautiful conditions - we were blessed to finally grab #55. Only three to go.


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