Peak:  Capitol Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Lordofthegnar
 Date of Info:  10/10/2020
 Date Posted:  10/12/2020
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No clue how much snow Cap got on Sunday but conditions were 99.99% dry on Sat 10/10/2020. I went up and over K2 and there was a little bit of frozen snow at the base when ascending, but easily avoidable. Likewise there was some snow and ice in the middle of some of the cairned paths through the talus section.
Speaking of, holy smokes, no one gives the talus section enough cred - that part sucks. Multiple cairned paths at different latitudes through it...I wanted to kill myself coming back through it. Save some energy for that for sure.
Really awesome hike though. Absolutely stunning virtually the entire time.




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