Peak:  Mt. Massive (14er)
 Route:  Southwest & East slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  KatieKat
 Date of Info:  11/04/2020
 Date Posted:  11/05/2020
 Details

I climbed up the southwest slope and down the east slope or main Mt Massive trail. The southwest slope had some short snow patches but I didn't need traction to get through it. The east slope trail was buried in snow up higher but still easy to follow through the tundra. This trail had more snow on it through the forest but it was already tracked out so it wasn't an issue as I hiked down through it. Beautiful loop!


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Southwest slope#2) Patchy snow on the southwest slope#3) Not too bad on the ridge line#4) Snowy but tracks are in#5) East slope trail buried in spots#6) East slope- Mt Massive main trail#7) East slope- Mt Massive main trail#8) Beautiful!



 Comments or Questions
Cereal

Trailhead Conditions?
11/05/2020 15:42
Thanks for the CR! Can you please share any beta you have on the N Halfmoon Creek TH? Is it dry all the way? Thanks again!


mtgoatmike
N Halfmoon Creek conditions
11/05/2020 21:23
Heard via the 14ers Facebook group that the road is passable up to the 110J split. Minimal snow on the route, no need for traction.



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