Peak:  Mt. Bierstadt (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  shapovalovm
 Date of Info:  02/20/2021
 Date Posted:  02/20/2021

The road and trail are packed and easy to navigate all the way to the summit. I did not see the 2nd switchback shortcut. so just continued on the road. Brought snowshoes, but never used them. Used microspikes on the way back to be able to descend faster.
It was windy between 12000' and all the way to the ridge. Surprisingly, almost no wind on the ridge or the summit.
Parking/road: arrived at around 7:30, saw 3 other cars in the lot. Coming back at around 1:15pm, the lot was full and cars were parking along the road. The road is in good condition, made to the TH in Accord with summer tires with no issues.

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Comments or Questions

02/20/2021 18:03
We trenched a shortcut through the trees at the 2nd switchback. You just had to follow the trail through the trees instead of continuing on the road.

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