Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Vincopotamus
 Date of Information:  11/16/2012
 Date Posted:  11/16/2012

About 2-4 inches of snow on the trail below treeline, and mostly scoured away above treeline. There are a couple icy sections, but are navigable without microspikes with a little creativity. Might get icier later as the snow keeps freezing and thawing, but was able to summit today in GTX trail runners with no gaiters or spikes. Pretty dry up there for mid-November.

Photo 1: Icy trail
Photo 2: Looking down the shoulder
Photo 3: More typical trail conditions

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3

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