Peak:  Mt. Aetna (13er)
 Route:  Grand Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Rainier_Wolfcastle
 Date of Info:  05/06/2017
 Date Posted:  05/08/2017

Still had to park on dead-end road right by snowmobile rental. I tried driving up the road, but its pretty much solid snow starting 0.2 miles in.

Climbed Grand Couloir, ridge to Taylor, descended SW Ridge back to road (see Britt's TR from a few years ago for route). Started at 4:30am, down by 1, carried snow-shoes but was never close to needing them. Couloir is melting out faster then I would have thought...but was perfect on this morning. SW Ridge of Taylor was dry to treeline. Solid 1-3 ft of snow in trees.

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