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 Peak:  Mt. Bierstadt (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Jay521
 Date of Information:  12/30/2012
 Date Posted:  12/31/2012
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To reiterate MountainHiker‘s post - there was no need for snowshoes on the entire route. Took spikes but never put them on. Certainly this could change with the snowfall predicted for today. If conditions remain as they were on Sunday, Bierstadt would make for a nice, easy New Year‘s Day climb.

Image 1 shows the boot pack trail through the willows.
Image 2 shows the conditions above 13K



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



  • Comments or Questions
tshyatt

Guanella Pass     2012-12-31 18:06:46
Thanks for the update. I'm headed to Square Top in the morning off of Guanella pass. Is the Guanella Pass road open on the Grant side or is it necessary to take the road on the Georgetown side? Thanks.


Jay521


Guanella Pass Road...     2012-12-31 18:15:49
It's closed at the Naylor Lake road - more details just went to you via a PM.



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