Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle and Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Will_E
 Date of Info:  01/13/2021
 Date Posted:  01/14/2021

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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 Comments or Questions

Diggity dope
01/14/2021 08:07
Nice job getting these two touchy peaks, and thanks for the updated CR - I was planning on going for these tomorrow and this just confirms my intent.


Will E
01/15/2021 20:11
The solo terminator

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