Lost Creek Wilderness

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Re: Lost Creek Wilderness

Postby ratherbclimbin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:53 pm

Was up there Saturday and sunday oct 12-13 did a 37 mile loop goose creek trail wigwam trail brookside mccurdy to Hankins pass. There are trees down on lake pass trail because of high winds and travel on the top half of that trail is not recommended. As far as snow there is very little to deal with a no traction is necissary. Lost creek wilderness rocks. Hope this helped
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Re: Lost Creek Wilderness

Postby Brian Thomas » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:29 pm

Went up North Ben Tyler today from 285, there was about 5 inches of new snow on the Craig Park trail past the Ben Tyler / Craig Park junction before breaking treeline into Craig Park between Kenosha Peak and Platte Peak. The previous post regarding running water on the trail remains correct, by this afternoon there were many wet and sloppy sections along the trail. There are patches of slick ice hidden under an inch of new snow in some sections, expect this will get worse as overnight temps drop, so be careful!
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Re: Lost Creek Wilderness

Postby highplaces » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:31 am

Went up Ute Creek trail to the Brookside McCurdy trail to Bison Peak yesterday. An inch of intermittent snow down low with mostly dry trail. An inch or two of more continuous snow up higher.
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Re: Lost Creek Wilderness

Postby climbing_rob » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:54 am

As of last Saturday, the LCW was in great shape if you don't like snow, in fact, I was relying on snow to melt for water and I barely found any in the Lake Park area. That situation may have changed this week, of course. anyway, I overnighted near Lake Park peak, climbed the peak in the morning, then boogied over to climb Tarryall and Catamount, then headed out. Kane apparently is still one ahead of me in Catamount summits. I need to ketchup (my wife still wants Catamount, so I'll be back soon).

One downer: they are still working on Tarryall road from the reservoir south to the Spruce Grove (?) trailhead, and I was delayed both ways waiting for their "pilot car" for escort through the construction. The guy on the north end of the construction told me they should be finishing up this week, but with the bad weather this week, who really knows. I'd call ahead and check, or just come in from the south (Deckers--> Lake George then up).

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