Route: From Buckskin Pass
Posted On: 2014-10-27, By: TakeMeToYourSummit
Info: No major snow on the trail until you top out on Buckskin Pass. The largest (unavoidable) section of snow was north of the 12,700 foot bump on the ridge. Only a few post-holes were encountered; most the snow was of a rather stable wind-blown variety. Higher up wind gusts became a major factor - we stayed 20 feet or more away from the ridge! We remained on the summit only long enough to snap a few pictures - waiting to eat & drink until we could drop lower out of the wind. I love that you can see all the Elk 14ers from this summit (& more than half of the Elk 13ers too). Overall a good day out! Also as a heads up: It is snowing at my apartment in Snowmass Village as I write this...