|Peak:||Castle Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Castle and Conundrum|
|Date of Info:||01/13/2021|
Nice day up on Castle and Conundrum. Not much change from last conditions report, the road is well groomed to the start of the 2wd TH, from there a snowmobile track runs all the way to the Pearl Pass junction. Don't follow it like I did for a short distance (doh!), instead take the trench, it was really in good shape until the upper reaches of the road, only disappearing at the end of the road (and disappearing again on my way back).
I used snowshoes from the start of the trench to the top of the headwall, left them there and used no traction to reach both summits. I reascended Castle after Conundrum to avoid needing to take my snowshoes with.
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