Peak:  Pikes Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  GordoByrn
 Date of Info:  09/14/2020
 Date Posted:  09/14/2020

Called an audible to climb Pikes, rather than head to the Collegiates, which looked really snowy from Pikes. Trail is clear through to the Devil's Playground. Put the spikes on twice above 13K on the way up, short sections, mainly for comfort. Didn't need any traction on the way down. Crags Campground was chilly as the creek was acting like an evaporative cooler, dropping temp and raising humidity all night. Really nice route. As another poster wrote, trail is quite sandy so no issues with mud due to snow melt.

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