Peak:  Mt. Shavano (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  cotezi
 Date of Info:  11/22/2020
 Date Posted:  11/23/2020
 Details

Climbed Shav + Tab for my birthday. Wore spikes the whole way up (for efficiency purposes) except for a stretch on the traverse up where it was quite bare. Snow is deepest (1 ft?) in the woods on trail right before the traverse but pretty brief so snowshoes not required at all. Overally easy to follow trail because of the solid boot pack the whole way up in the woods. Pretty content with how dry the overall mountain was (especially higher up) as it made things easier to achieve Tabeguache which was the second peak we did. (See next report)

NOTE: remember to turn left at the second trail sign (CT/Shavano junction)! A lot of ppl keep going straight and lose time/get lost doing this.



Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) in the trees hardpack snow#2) on the traverse - very dry#3) beelining it to summit near angel of shavano route#4) around 13,800’ on the east slope almost to summit



 Comments or Questions
Ritzn1

Happy Summit Day!
11/23/2020 15:28
Happy Birthday! Nice way to commemorate it! Great views! Looked like a nice day to be on the mountain! Nice job! Thank you for the trail tip!


cotezi
hello
11/25/2020 16:08
thank you!!


cotezi
hello
11/25/2020 16:08
thank you!!



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