Peak:  Mt. Evans (14er)
 Route:  West Ridge from Echo Lake
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  brauda02
 Date of Info:  12/06/2020
 Date Posted:  12/06/2020

I did not summit today but I thought someone might find this information useful.

The trail is very well broken out all the way to Upper Chicago Lake. There is no need for any flotation or traction to here though some might want microspikes in a couple spots.

I briefly put on snowshoes to get to the base of the wall before Summit Lake.

I got about a third of the way up the wall before turning around. There was a good amount of snow and a few traverses, and a top layer of slabs were breaking off. This sketched me out and I decided to turn around.

Photos (click for slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Smart Move
12/07/2020 13:05
The mountain will always be there. Smart safety decision! Beautiful pics! Looked like a great day to be out!


Nice report
12/13/2020 13:18
That was a great report with wonderful photographs.
Sure looked like a beautiful day.
Thank's for posting this.

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