Peak:  Clinton Peak (13er)
 Route:  South Slope
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  tcphoto87
 Date of Info:  08/30/2020
 Date Posted:  08/30/2020
 Details

Ended up not summiting due to a combination of starting a little late, iffy weather and feeling a little light headed that slowed me down, but thought I'd go ahead and leave conditions report for as far as I got. Was planning on doing the 3 combo but didn't work out for today. The previous reports weren't joking about the water on the trail/road. Huge sections that are like ponds, some with rocks you can hop across but others don't. But almost all of them had little trails that went off to the right to get around them. Didn't encounter any snow but Lincoln and some others from the drive up had some fresh snow on them. I got to the lake and decided I wasn't going to summit but kept going to see how far I could get, and got to a flat marshy area above the waterfalls. The trail to that point was a little hard to find, also I'd avoid going along the lake edge cause multiple times my boots got soaked and covered in mud from what looked like solid ground but wasn't lol. There's a trail that starts where the road ends that takes you to the area to ascend that I missed since I went right to the lake first. Whole bunch of mine shafts up there too and lots of debris with nails sticking up to watch out for. Also the point I stopped at said 4.24 miles but I still had a good 1400+ft gain at least so idk if that all happens in the last .25 miles or if its longer than 9 RT.


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