|Peak:||Garfield Peak A (13er)|
|Date of Info:||06/11/2017|
Clear except for a single patch of snow driving to the TH (the mud was minimal too). Patchy snow starts in the trees past the TH. We followed the trail until almost the mine; then just worked uphill right of the drainage. Tedious (& currently dry) talus greeted us on the hike up to the saddle with PT 13,740'. A bit of snow along the ridge led us to the class 3 ledges mentioned in the RD. We'd seen the ascent wasn't a go - neither was a summit descent at this point. We went west along the ridge - dropping a couloir we'd seen from about 13,600'. Tracing our ascent (more or less) gave us a few sections of hiking between the rideable snow.
Photos (click for slideshow):