Peak:  Huron Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  cory1223oh
 Date of Information:  10/27/2012
 Date Posted:  10/28/2012

The trail was fairly easy to follow for most of the hike. There was about 2" of snow below treeline. Above treeline there is a few inches of snow on the switchback that were shielded from the wind. The other 1/2 of the switchbacks have been blown mostly clear. I had gaiters with me but never encountered anything deep enough to warrant putting them on. Microspikes were helpful and were worn for a majority of the day. Our chances of summitting would have been greatly impaired without them. The snow was melting down low as we were descending, but there was enough shade I would expect some of it to remain for a few more days.

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  • Comments or Questions

Road     10/30/2012 18:47
How was the Winfield road heading in? I'm planning to hit up BelOx this weekend and was wondering if a passenger car could likely make it to the TH...


Re: Road     10/30/2012 18:56
Any car car make it to Winfield no problem. The dirt road was completely dry, just washboarded and bumpy. Good luck!


Sweet     10/31/2012 00:03
Thanks for letting me know!

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