|Peak:||Mt. Shavano (14er)|
|Date of Info:||01/07/2021|
Bootable trench to start of steep snow above 11k. Flotation highly recommended from there to treeline, unless you either really like knee-deep postholing for 1000 vertical feet and/or jacked up your ankle juuuust enough that you don't want to risk attaching the weight of a snowshoe to it. Seems worth noting that two of the four of us who were on the mountain yesterday found it easier to plunge-step back down the steep snow section without snowshoes, however.
Stuck to ridgeline for the remainder of route to summit. Snow not completely avoidable, but could stick to rock enough to avoid needing traction. This route does have more loose rock than the standard summer trail; watch your step.
Did not continue to Tab due to wind gusts significantly stronger than forecasted (partner's reason) and lingering exhaustion/general weakness of character following Princeton on Monday (my reason).