Peak:  Mt. Evans (14er)
 Route:  West Ridge from Guanella Pass
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  GordoByrn
 Date of Info:  09/21/2020
 Date Posted:  09/21/2020

Route rolled as described with one exception.
Right now at least, it's better to go about 1/10th of a mile past (what I think is) "the boulder" to make the left off the Bierstadt trail.The best, driest route stays higher than you'd expect. My down track shows it.
See photo of the turn, which won't help in the dark, and GPS coordinates in a screen shot posted.
No traction on the way up. Microspikes for the descent of the steep loose parts of the upper gully.
Lots of fun once the sun came up and we were able to exit the swamp!
Strange to be alone at the top of Evans - just us and a couple goats.

Photos (click for slideshow):

 Comments or Questions
Question for ya
09/23/2020 10:03
How wet did you get?

Thinking of attempting this weekend and getting a super early start so we would likely be trudging through the swamp in the dark...

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