Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle and Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  AggieB
 Date of Info:  09/13/2020
 Date Posted:  09/15/2020
 Details

Started from 11k at 8 am. Plenty of snow on 9/13 on headwall, maybe 12-18 inches there, but a nice boot packed trail already. Snow was nice and solid in the morning and didn't get slushy until 3pm when we were almost back on the road. Headwall is glissadeable on the Castle side, some skiers also came down on Conundrum side. Most of the snow should melt within next few days, but some might linger in shady area. Not too many loose rocks on the ridge due to snow coverage on Sunday, about 6-12 inches there. Summited Castle at 11:40 am, Conundrum at 1 pm. Trail was slow going for our party due to snow and just generally being careful on the ridge. Couldn't pick a better day for those two!
The road is muddy at some spots, but snow free until 12k.




 Comments or Questions
rypedersen
Photos of castle
09/15/2020 19:49
Hey do you have any photos of the mountain? Also did you need microspikes?



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