Peak:  Mt. Bierstadt (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  ameristrat
 Date of Information:  10/06/2012
 Date Posted:  10/08/2012

Intermittent snow on trail becoming less avoidable around 13,000'. Snow above treeline was soft and powdery so easy to walk on - no deeper than 5-6".

Wind and temperatures made it a very cold trek, but it was a beautiful day.

Only ice was on the trail below the shoulder on the way down - either take care or use microspikes - and on the rocks in the creek crossing early in the AM. Just step carefully and you'll be fine!

Started at 7:45 and back at the car around 11:45 with some summit time - pretty day and very few people on the trail!

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